Circus, Sideshow & Cabinet of Curiosities
Ewald Redam (far left) was the principal athlete in a troupe of German strength performers who were active in the 20s. During WW I, Ewald, his Latvian life, Ludmilla, and two other athletes formed the Four Redams. The act was a great hit, even more remarkable because the women got as much attention for their strength feats as the men. In the 1930s, the group added two more strong women.
Bone Dagger's from New Guinea at Maastricht - Tefaf
Scale again. These performers are on stilts (no. we are NOT doing that) If they were sicillian? Maybe? I feel like the learning curve for the performers would be too big. The more they can directly connect to the puppet the better. each puppet here is the length of the performer's torso. This is about the size I'd like to play with
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Codex Runicus, a vellum manuscript from around 1300 AD containing one of the oldest and best preserved texts of the Scanian Law, written entirely in runes.
ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway
Viking craftsman lost all his equipment while he traveled across the lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools were found at the bottom of the former lake, whichhad turned into a bog. There are axes, hammers, tongs, files, rasps, whetstones among the 200 objects that were found in the chest. The funny thing is that the tools are at least 1000 years old but look like they could have been made today.
La Sousa Clown Band at Luna Park, 1909 by Seattle Municipal Archives
Ueno Hikoma, samouraï, portrait carte de visite, coll. Hubert Bidault. about 1860. One of the first photos of a samurai...
From a set of playing cards, ca. 1470–1485, South Netherlandish -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the 15th century. There are four suits, each consisting of a king, a queen, a knave, and ten pip cards. The suit symbols, based on equipment associated with the hunt, are hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and game nooses. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models.
United States Woman’s Bicycling Ensemble, circa 1898. Costume/clothing principle attire/lower body; Costume/clothing principle attire/upper body, Wool, linen, a) Jacket center back length with collar: 19 1/2 in. (49.53 cm); Center back length without collar: 18 in. (45.72 cm); b) Skirt length: 27 1/2 in. (69.85 cm) Gift of Bullock’s (M.74.24.27a-b)
Cycling ensemble ca. 1898 via The Los Angeles County Museum of Art