To-Ya (Tom Jack) and His Ice Family

This wonderful pitchcard, European (probably English), with a non-postcard back, features Tom Jack and 5 children, all appearing to be albinos. Tom Jack, born Karl Breu in what is now the Czech Republic, had appeared in about 1900 as an Albino Houdini imitator, who was by all accounts a very good performer. Beginning in the late-1920's and into the 1930's he played England, and Northern and Eastern Europe, where he billed himself and his children as Icelandic, and called themselves "Eismenschen" (Ice People).

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