Velvety Jester Contortionist

Strange but effective portrait of a performer wearing crushed velvet jester-like headgear and a matching suit, who appears to have under-developed legs and muscular arms-- a typical configuration of so-called spider- and frog-boys. The portrait's composition makes it visually interesting, with the subject in the right corner, and the effective use of flat gray space. On verso: KRUXO Divider. "Bauden Davenport, Iowa. Commercial Photographic Co., Davenport, Iowa."

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