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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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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…

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"

Trouble About A Hybrid.png
Magistrate questions Pastrana in response to the complaint J.W. Beach made about her marriage to Theodore Lent

Leipzig.pdf
J.T.B. recounts what he sees in Leipzig, including the performances of Pastrana. Emphasis on the German fascination with the strangeness of her appearance (and other performers).

Baton Rouge.pdf
In columns 1 and 2, virulent criticism of interest in Pastrana. The author argues the performances should be stopped--and the newspaper agrees.

Russian Carriage Ride.JPG
Pastrana is seated in a carriage driven by one man with two men standing in back of her. Rather than horses, three men pull the carriage and two additional men seem to be emerging from the smoke of a chimney. Pastrana wears a red dress and hat and is…
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