Would you fly on a Passenger Carrying Kite? On the back of this 1926 photo reads: Los Angeles — Shown to the public for the first time, after more than 200 trial “flights,” this huge passenger carrying kite is being studied by aero experts here. Invented by George A. Agrabrite, who has flown kites since […]
“I feel that popular dancing as one sees it today is nothing mere than a complicated form of hugging. It will, however, probably change very soon and return to some more rhythmic form of movement.” — Ruth St. Denis in 1927 Photo: Hixon-Connelly “Briefly my own relation to the movement is this: Personally I […]
Josephine Williams, “the largest extra girl in pictures,” and her husband Karl Otto Lewis in 1927. Photoplay’s caption is not flattering.
Albert A. Pilgrim was born with stubs for arms and legs around 1880-81, His birthplace was Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of ten, his mother briefly booked him in freak shows in his home state. However, his mother’s participation did not last. In 1891, Pilgrim signed with a “freak manager,” who booked him at carnivals, fairs, and “dime museums” across […]