Antique photo 1920s mabel darpel kennedy carnival circus sideshow tattoo 2×3. Insanely rare photo of mabel kennedy, circa late 1920s, pre-darpel, with who looks like her father, sideshow manager, william kennedy, on the left, and possibly one of her earlier husbands on the right, in front of a circus sideshow tent. Photo is 2.25×3.25 inches, with wear and tear and some damage. Hole in photo affects top of circus tent. The small flap rip lays mostly flat. There is a white splotch on the other names chin. First image of listing is 300 dpi scan. Close up image of their faces is 2400 dpi scan. Original black and white photo that came from mabel darpel’s original photo album. Mabel spent her entire life in various sideshows and carnivals with her dad and one of her husband’s joe. He had a body suit of beautiful tattoos that were put on by Bert Grimm or William Grimshaw or both (and probably others) sometime in the late 1910s. Around that same time he began tattooing on sideshows and carnivals. It was at one of William Kennedy’s sideshows where Joe met Mabel Kennedy (William’s daughter) where Joe was sideshow manager. Mabel was quite an accomplished sideshow performer as psychic, knife thrower and horse rider and later an accomplished tattooer herself. Later they were married in a carnival and they became tattooing partners, traveling with sideshows and operating tattoo shops in Virginia, Kansas and finally in Texas for many years. Joe and Mabel both painted beautiful tattoo flash that is very rare, loved and sought after by serious collectors. Last photo is extremely rare photo of mabel darpel circa 1930s. It is not included in the sale but just to add historical context to the photo. The original photo does not have the red lettering on it. Note: have lots of tattoo items which are priced to sell. Every day i slowly revise prices, decreasing them by a dollar or 2, each day. The item “Antique photo 1920s mabel darpel kennedy carnival circus sideshow tattoo 2×3″ is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Health & Beauty\Tattoos & Body Art\Tattoo Supplies\Tattoo Flash”. The seller is “paintedtrunk” and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
POse by man in dress or strong muscle woman. Please be aware we did not photo for the best image, so to preserve that right for the purchaser. These will be very clear when properly scanned, unless noted. All are from the same closed studio in North Carolina and from, assuming, the same photographer. This isn’t from a collector, these are from the closed studio! Discovered in an old building. All of the photos/negatives are in great shape with very little emulsion damage and no structural cracks. Just a great collection and lots of nice vintage erotica. Obviously, we’ve covered the naughty bits. Original image is not censored. I’ve inverted the images in Photoshop to show them, but you will receive an image in reverse on glass. Please look closely at the item photos. Our photos are the best indication of condition. All of our items are listed as found! All offers considered, first reasonable offer accepted! The item “013 Antique VTG Photo Glass Negative Circus Carnival Strongwoman Sideshow muscle” is in sale since Sunday, October 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs”. The seller is “snootieseconds” and is located in Pratt, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Framing: Unframed
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Date of Creation: 1910-1919
- Photo Type: Negative
- Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
- Original/Reprint: Original Print
- Featured Refinements: Glass Negative