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Curiosities of Natural History by Buckland.pdf
Description of Pastrana's embalmed body which also includes Buckland's recollection of seeing her perform

Rose, Julia.doc
Poem narrated from the perspective of Pastrana who is pregnant with her child. She has a dream about her fate after her death and seeks reassurance from her husband.

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47752375.pdf
Pastrana in ruffled pink and white skirt

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47752375-6-6.pdf
Pastrana in lacy white and pink skirt

47752375 (1).pdf
Four views of Pastrana, three in dresses, one in sailor suit

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Pastrana in a transparent skirt performing in Berlin

1855-10-22 (2), pl_012052016_1626_30538_946.pdf
Kneeland presents Pastrana and his examination of her to the Boston Society of Natural History. Quotes from Kneeland's report but also states that "the girl was present at this meeting of the Society, was freely and carefully examined. She was found…

1855-07-03, Daily Ohio Statesman, (Columbus), pl_012052016_1608_55313_199.pdf
Pastrana performing in Ambos Hall. References Mott's report and Pastrana as "the lowest link of humanity and the highest order of brutes." Also mentions Sepulveda with wordplay involving "hug" and "humbugging."

1857-05-15, Philadelphia Inquirer, pl_012062016_1312_13014_9.pdf
Pastrana sings and dances in connection with a display of wax figures in Philadelphia. Brief description of appearance and performance. This represents her last performances in the United States.
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