STRANGE OLDE VAUDEVILLE COWBOY FAMILY - KNIFE THROWER - TODDLER TARGET!

STRANGE OLDE VAUDEVILLE COWBOY FAMILY - KNIFE THROWER - TODDLER TARGET!

Mr. and Mrs. Al Tomaini.  In 1949, Tomaini, an 8 ½' tall giant with a 22-inch shoe size retired from the road and settled in Gibsonton, FL.  Al and his two-foot tall wife, Jeanie, billed as “The Half-Girl,” adopted two daughters & started a restaurant and trailer park they called “The Giant’s Camp.”

Mr. and Mrs. Al Tomaini. In 1949, Tomaini, an 8 ½' tall giant with a 22-inch shoe size retired from the road and settled in Gibsonton, FL. Al and his two-foot tall wife, Jeanie, billed as “The Half-Girl,” adopted two daughters & started a restaurant and trailer park they called “The Giant’s Camp.”

"Grave Matters: The Body-Snatchers Unearthed" from "The Chirurgeon's Apprentice" - The 18th century was a Catch-22 in terms of medical development. On the one hand, the gradual acceptance of dissections for medical students allowed them to have a better understanding of the human body. On the other hand, unearthing and dissecting the dead was still seen as a desecration of the body, so people resorted to various means to prevent their loved ones being taken by the body snatchers after…

"Grave Matters: The Body-Snatchers Unearthed" from "The Chirurgeon's Apprentice" - The 18th century was a Catch-22 in terms of medical development. On the one hand, the gradual acceptance of dissections for medical students allowed them to have a better understanding of the human body. On the other hand, unearthing and dissecting the dead was still seen as a desecration of the body, so people resorted to various means to prevent their loved ones being taken by the body snatchers after…

A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.

A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.

Fancy a go on the old exercise belt? These antique machines, modeled by formally outfitted ladies and gentlemen, would probably be considered torture devices today. Vibrate the fat away!

News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 7/21/2011

Fancy a go on the old exercise belt? These antique machines, modeled by formally outfitted ladies and gentlemen, would probably be considered torture devices today. Vibrate the fat away!

knife thrower and target girl

Circus Knife Thrower Vintage ID Cigarette Case WALLET

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