Schlitzie Ramone (sweetcarolanne) wrote,
Schlitzie Ramone

Rare photo of Elvira and Clayton Snow

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This is the actual text that accompanied the picture, which seems to be a promotional flyer of sorts for the siblings' circus act, or maybe a newspaper advertisement:

Zippo & Flippo
Elvira Snow and Clayton Snow, Brother and Sister, better known to the show going people as Zippo and Flippo.
Elvira was born in Hartwell, Ga. in 1900 - Clayton, the brother was born in 1907.
They come from a family of six children, three normal and three in this condition.
Parents are normal.
Their first appearance in show business was with World Circus Sideshow, Coney Island,
New York in 1928, and have been there ever since.
In spite of their condition, they are happy, healthy and contented and wonderful entertainers.
They are under the management of their own normal brother, Cliff Snow. Come in and see us sometime.
We Thank You
Zippo & Flippo

There are some errors in this - Elvira was actually born in 1901 and in 1928 Jenny Lee was still alive and part of the act (I'm not sure if Clayton was in the circus at that stage with his sisters as all the earlier Snow sibling pictures are of Elvira and Jenny Lee) - and the language is a little condescending - but this is a lovely picture. :)
Tags: angels, beautiful, circus, clayton snow, elvira snow, jenny lee snow, microcephaly, pinhead
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