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Circus People

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Title: Circus People


  • McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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Extent: 1 image


Portrait photo of a man of the circus, with who may be his wife and child. The man may be afflicted with a form of Elephant man disease. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair. See also mcalA14F16i09

Genre(s): photographs, black-and-white photographs


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2007-12-21, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: still image

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Circus People, Louis L. McAllister Photographs, Box A09, Folder 09, Item 09, (accessed January 21, 2018)

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This is Robert Melvin (1920-1995), known as "the Man with Two Faces" and the "Modern Elephant Man," with his wife Virginia and daughter. Mid 1950s.