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  • Tags: Audience Reaction

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.

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)

San Antonio Texan (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 1, 1855 -The Portal to Texas History.pdf
Interaction between Lent and audience member. They make a bet and the audience member tells a story about seeing another Bear Woman.

Berlin, kla1857-12-24, hvd.32044098611130-240-1479919108.pdf
"Comic" image of Pastrana in Berlin

Harrisburg, PA, 1857-04-22.pdf
Saw in Harrisburg, Digger Indian story apocryphal, bearish, racist language), "Dances gracefully" and singing characterized as "operatic peacock order."

Raleigh, full of fun.pdf
Pastrana's performance in Raleigh, NC. "She is talkative, good-natured, and quite intelligent--and full of fun and mischief. We advise all to see her."

Audience Response and Ad.pdf
Pastrana wins over someone who goes to expose the exhibit as a fraud.
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