Madame Polonawsky, The Bearded Lady at The Albert Palace
Madame Polonawsky, The Bearded Lady at The Albert Palace
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Madame Polonawsky, The Bearded Lady at The Albert Palace
SC_GL_ENT_100-149 page 105 (Collage 323104)
London Metropolitan Archives: Granger Entertainments
There have been showmen as long as there have been crowds to profit from. They have exhibited all kinds of people, animals and objects for education and popular entertainment. Showmanship was a hard business. People and animals with unusual characteristics were ruthlessly exploited and there was little care for them once they lost their popularity with the audience.
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