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Secrets of the sideshows, Joe Nickell

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Secrets of the sideshows
Title
Secrets of the sideshows
Statement of responsibility
Joe Nickell
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Language
eng
Summary
On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword swallowing, intrigued us with exhibitions of human oddities and various "anatomical wonders," and yes, deceived us with illusions such as "Atasha the Gorilla Girl" and even outright fakes. These bizarre spectacles engaged the mind as well as the eye. Was the human blockhead act, in which the performer pounded a large nail or ice pick into his nostril, real or fake? Was the so-called allig
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Secrets of the sideshows, Joe Nickell
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Secrets of the sideshows, Joe Nickell
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jcf40
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-360) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the sideshow -- On the midway -- The ten-in-one -- Human oddities : large and small -- Human oddities : between a half and two -- Other human oddities -- Anatomical wonders -- Created oddities -- Working acts -- Illusions -- Animal shows -- Curios -- The egress
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1 online resource (xxi, 401 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813137377
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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