jeudi 23 septembre 2010

TATTOOED LADIES...du début du 20 ème siècle

Anna Gibbons with her husband

Anna Gibbons front tattoo...

Anonymous tattooed lady

Anna Gibbon back

Anna Gibbons in 1920

Anna Gibbons, a fram girl from Portage County, found fame, fortune, and an interesting life as "Artoria", one of the best-known tattooed ladies of her generation. Having made her choice to let her tattoo-artist husband (one of the most famous of America) decorate her body for financial considerations (though her various biographies tell other, more exciting stories), Anna spent the next fifty years of her life traveling the country with the Ringling Brothers, Hall and Christ Sideshow, and other famous circuses. Her story interwines with the history of the tattoo and sideshow, the evolution of personnal expression in America, and the new options and choices which women like Anna make available for the next generation.
Anna Mae Burlingston birth name
Birthday: July 16, 1893
Deathday: March 18, 1985 Tennessee

*For more about Artoria Gibbons, Amelia Klem, "A Life of Her Own"

1 commentaire:

Anonyme a dit…

The photo you have titled ARTORIA GIBBONS & HER HUSBAND is actually a photo of BETTY BROADBENT & FRANK HOWARD. They are 52 years apart in age & have never been married to each other! Someone has gone to a lot of work hooking two unrelated photos together with false names.
I am CHARLENE ANNE GIBBONS---DAUGHTER OF ARTORIA & CHARLES GIBBONS. I am in the process of writing a book about my amazing parents lives.