Seeing is Believing by A.W. Stencell
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Seeing is Believing
By A.W. Stencell

Seeing is Believing

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Seeing is Believing by A.W. Stencell

Book Description

A history of midway attractions and the showmen who presented them on American midways from the 1870s to World War II, this fantastic, fully illustrated book showcases the manufacturers of the Polly-Moo-Zuke, the Two-Headed Giant and the Devil Fish, as well as stories of hoochie coochie dancing bears, monkeys racing miniature racecars and the strange people who made a living eating snakes. See war criminals, wax out-laws and papier mache torture victims. Learn about illusion on the midway and tricks of the trade in a journey into an age of America's last real showmen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550225297
ISBN-10: 1550225294
Format: Paperback
(1mm x 1mm x 15mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: ECW Press,Canada
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - A.W. Stencell

A W Stencell is a full-time author with a particular interest in carnivals. His previous book was the critically-acclaimed Girl Show, a fascinating history of dancing carnival girls (currently available from Turnaround).

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