Pitch card in French for “El-Nara, La Mystérieuse Femme Vivante sans Tête.”

[N. p., but France: n. p., ca. 1930-1940]. Single leaf of light card stock, 5.5 x 3.63 inches, printed in black ink recto and verso. Halftone image of the headless woman. Some light dust-soiling and a few spots of foxing; in very good condition. Item #18883

An explanation of a fairly standard sideshow headless girl, this with the detailed explanation of the supposed medical origins of the woman kept alive via tubes inserted into her headless neck—an explanation that ties together Amundsen’s erstwhile expedition physician to the South Pole, a mysterious Brahmin sacrifice, and an Irish woman troubled by epileptic fits.

Price: $50.00

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