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[Cabinet Card Photograph of One-Legged Acrobat Georg Fabig] by  W. A. (photographer)  Georg; Schaller - Signed First Edition - 1875 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera (SKU: 719)

[Cabinet Card Photograph of One-Legged Acrobat Georg Fabig]

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[Cabinet Card Photograph of One-Legged Acrobat Georg Fabig]

by Fabig, Georg; Schaller, W. A. (photographer)

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  • near fine
  • Signed
  • First
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Berlin: W. A. Schaller, Theater-Agentur, 1875. First Edition. Photograph. Near fine. [ca. 1870s]. Cabinet card (albumen photographic print mounted on card), approximately 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Printed caption, "Georg Fabig, einbeiniger Handacrobat," pasted in lower margin. Subject's autograph signature and rubber stamp of W. A. Schaller theater agency on verso. Mild wear and fading. Near fine.

Cabinet card portrait of the one-legged circus acrobat, Georg Fabig, evidently issued by his Berlin talent agent, W. A. Schaller, whose rubber stamp appears on the verso. The item was part of the collection of the late Johnny Fox (1953-2017), the celebrated sword swallower, sleight-of-hand artist, and proprietor of the Freakatorium / El Museo Loco, the first dime museum to appear in New York since the closing of Hubert's Museum in 1969. Located in a Lower East Side storefront from 1999 to 2005, the Freakatorium housed a collection of oddities, relics, photographs, and ephemera largely relating to human anomalies and sideshow performers.

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Bookseller
W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
719
Title
[Cabinet Card Photograph of One-Legged Acrobat Georg Fabig]
Author
Fabig, Georg; Schaller, W. A. (photographer)
Format/binding
Photograph
Book condition
Used - Near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
W. A. Schaller, Theater-Agentur
Place of Publication
Berlin
Date published
1875
Keywords
Germany, performing arts, circus and allied arts, sideshow, oddities, human anomalies, photography
Bookseller catalogs
Americana; Circus & Allied Arts; Photography;

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About W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera specializes in printed and manuscript materials relating to the book arts, social movements, and unusual collections, exhibitions, and performances. We also provide USPAP-compliant, IRS-qualified appraisals and a variety of consulting services for both institutions and private collectors. Member, ABAA & ILAB.

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