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Thus, like other exhibited human anomalies, he emphasized his participation in the regular economy. See Joseph Merrick, “Autobiography,” in Michael Howell and Peter Ford, The Illustrated True History of the Elephant Man (London: Allison & Busby, 1983), 224. 31. Goddard, 493. 32. Ibid. 33. Merrick, 224. 34. Ibid. 35. Handbill from Piccadilly Mall exhibition in February 1885, Evanion 2905. 36. “Giants and Dwarfs,” 434. M. R. Werner notes that a London magazine reported this same figure on September 18, 1847.
41. See J. , Entertainments, folio 6. 42. In 1885 Millie-Christine’s show pamphlet depicted them in diamond- and zigzag-patterned skirts under off-the-shoulder bodices. See Evanion 2905. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Brien were also natty dressers. See Evanion 1870. 43. J. , Entertainments, folio 6. An illustration of the stout dwarf “Chip,” the Boy Wonder, offers another example of an exhibition figure possessing a fancy, silver- or bone-handled walking stick. See Evanion 715. 44. Other images showed them driving an open carriage, cutting trees, plowing a field, and playing instruments while wearing suits and sitting on a sofa.
6. 50. , 495. 51. It declared that “Miss Swan has spent the greater portion of her life in her own home” and explained that her “genial amiability of disposition and pleasing intelligence” had won her many friends. Pamphlet on “The Novia-Scotia Giantess, Miss Anna Swan” with material on Chang and Eng and Zoebida Luti, in J. J. 1, 29–30. 52. Frederick Treves, “The Elephant Man,” in Howell and Ford, 242. 36 Part I: Marketing and COnsuming Freakery 53. , 241–42. Why Treves infantilized Merrick is another interesting question.
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