One Encore too many - Boy performer collapses backstage
One Encore too many - A young boy performer collapses backstage and is tended to by his female co-star, a kindly clown and another older member of the ensemble. The pressures of the world of entertainment and the volume of performances required at the circus during this period. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Invalid sees the figure of Death, and dies
Chronic invalid Giuseppe Brizio of Intra, Italy, sees the figure of Death beckoning him. An hour later he collapses and dies, a victim of auto-suggestion.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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