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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


Photo of two men of the circus. The one on the left may also be the Iceland Viking Giant seen here in regular street clothes. The man next to him dressed in a regular suit of clothes may be afflicted with a form of Elephant man disease. May be 1940s-50s at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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 18, (accessed May 01, 2016)

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The man on the right is Robert Melvin (1920-1995), known as "the Man with Two Faces" and the "Modern Elephant Man." Mid 1950s.