Monday, October 13, 2008

Sie Hassan Ben ALi & His Acrobatic Troupe 1912

this troupe of acrobats came to the US in 1912 and the man in middle appears to be Sie Hassan Ben ALi. this was a scan that I made years ago of a photo postcard I had of this group and a man bought it, kept it for over a year and then returned it for a full refund.. I don't know where it is now in this house but I have it somewhere. I came across the scan while looking for another. I couldn't resist the costumes are way too cool!
The blurb below is from 1912 nyt. He apparently died 2 yrs after this photo was taken.


Rebecca V said...

We all know a picture could tell a thousand words, but this one! If they could tell us their stories the words would spill to a million and every one of them would be fascinating! What a great find!!!

marianne said...

thanks Rebecca!so true

Anonymous said...

I love this! I want to paint these characters!

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