c1940 Circus Sideshow Couple Intimate Portrait Art Photo

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‘Jeanie’ Smith (b. 1916) was first exhibited by her parents at the age of three as the world’s only living half girl. In later interviews she remembers that time and her whole career in the sideshow fondly. She quips that she had as much fun figuring out the audience as they did her.   Al Tomaini (b.1912) toured as a...

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‘Jeanie’ Smith (b. 1916) was first exhibited by her parents at the age of three as the world’s only living half girl. In later interviews she remembers that time and her whole career in the sideshow fondly. She quips that she had as much fun figuring out the audience as they did her.

 

Al Tomaini (b.1912) toured as a giant. The two fell in love and were married in 1936. They were considered circus royalty and both influential in the establishment of Gibsonton Florida as a performers’ retirement town.