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1857-01-10, Boston Saturday Evening Gazette, pl_012052016_1522_59612_201.pdf
Performance in Springfield, IL includes image by Stevens not seen in other ads

A739 BerlinischeNachrichten_(HaudeSpener)_Do-05-11-1857_Nr-259_S-6_Julia_Pastrana.jpg
Account of Pastrana including summary of pamphlet, "The Singular History . . ." Critical of origin story the pamphlet presents. Description of Pastrana's body and her performance, including the detail that she plays the guitar.

Romania.pdf
Negative description of Pastrana who was performing at the Kroll's Establishment in Berlin.

Lyrics, The Singular History of Julia Pastrana.doc copy.pdf
At the end of a 30 page promotional pamphlet, lyrics are given for different songs Pastrana sang when she performed. The songs include: "The Last Rose of Summer, " "Napolitaine," "Who'll Have Me," and "Miss Julia's Own"

Wikimedia, PSM_V04_D467_Julia_Pastrana.jpg
Profile, Julia Pastrana

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Pastrana's embalmed body on display in a glass box at 191 Piccadilly in London. Her son's body is also represented.

1856-01-26, National Police Gazette (6), pl_012052016_1640_09506_540.pdf
Added details about marriage include that Lent and his brother "attended to the details of the exhibition."

1855-07-18 (p. 3), Plain Dealer, pl_012052016_1353_38836_514.pdf
Pastrana to appear in Cleveland, Ohio. Excerpts from promotional materials include description of Opate Indians and Pastrana's past in Mexico. Claim that Pastrana was mistreated. Beach started as her manager in February 1855 in New Orleans.

1855-09-18 (2, p. 4), Boston Herald,   pl_012052016_1244_03857_446.pdf
Negative reaction to Pastrana, "this singular and detestably ugly specimen of humanity." Doctors believe that "she belongs to a distinct species of the human family" (column 2).

1855-04-13, Eagle and Enquirer (3), pl_012052016_1255_32937_411.pdf
Opate Indians, doctors including Stone and Mott, Description, levees throughout day. (Column 3)
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