Sunday, July 21, 2024

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Messy Nessy
The Black Aerialist Who Dazzled Gilded Age Paris

A diminutive Black woman hung upside down from a trapeze as two men pushed and shoved a 200 pound cannon to the center of the circus ring. She grasped a chain on the cannon and hung it on a hook held between her teeth. At a signal, she was hoisted aloft.

Messy Nessy