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1856 08 26, New York Herald, 7301, p. 2, 1.png
"Sisinka" describes her travels, including details (in the last paragraph) about seeing Julia Pastrana perform in Toronto

New York Times, A Literary Curiosity.pdf
Column about publications in 1854 and 1855 with implicit critique of texts written by Americans. Rumors that Julia Pastrana is writing an autobiography that includes details about her father's rough behavior.


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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…

Broadside includes an image (woodcut) of Pastrana and details about her performances. Red and blue on white background.

Lithograph of Pastrana advertising her appearance at the Regent Gallery in London

Photo from Russian physician Nikolai Mansurov’s Klinicheskiĭ sbornik po dermatologīi

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.

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).

Baltimore Sun, Marriage Brouhaha.pdf
Complaint by J.W. Beach about Pastrana's marriage to Theodore Lent. Justice Lawder investigates the complaint.

Marriage License, Baltimore County, Court of Common Pleas CM 204.png
Application for Marriage License, Julia Pastrana and Theodore Lent


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