Original Side Show Postcards: Female Sword Swallower Estelline (autographed) and Crab Boy (Hugh Baily)


Vintage original  postcards from the side show era (circa 1960).  The Crab Boy identified on the rear and the sword swallower autographed. Regular postcard size.  VG.


Legendary sword swallower Estelline Pike was a surprise guest on “What’s My Line?” back in 1958, along with her son Jim Ball. For many years Estelline was an annual attraction at Madison Square Garden when the Ringling Brothers circus played New York and she also appeared regularly at Hubert’s Museum and Flea Circus on 42nd St. Her son Jim continued the family tradition.
Hugh Baily (1935 – ???), AKA “The Pretzel Man,” “Spider Boy,” or “Crawfish Boy,” was born with deformed twisted limbs. He was in the movie “The Mutations”

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