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Author Osterud, Amelia Klem.

Title The tattooed lady : a history / Amelia Klem Osterud.

Imprint Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014.


Edition Second edtion.
Description 154 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-148) and index.
Contents Their place in tattoo history -- The tattooed lady -- The day the circus came to town -- Choices and control -- The legacy.
Summary Explores tattoo origins, women's labor history, circus life and the stories of several women from the late 19th century through the early 20th century who covered their bodies with tattoos and traveled the country, performing nearly nude for all to see. Includes information on Irene Woodward, Nora Hildebrandt, Artoria Gibbons, Betty Broadbent, Jean Furella Carroll, Ethel Martin, Emma de Burgh and others. Also includes some modern performers.
Subject Tattooing -- Social aspects -- United States.
Tattooed people -- United States -- Social conditions.
Working class women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Sideshows -- United States.
ISBN 1589799968

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