Sunday, 20 September 2015

Groundbreaking VOGUE Cover

Found my box of postcards that included some with reproduced VOGUE covers.  The model (covering Jean Shrimpton's lovely face on that issue of VOGUE) is "Baby Viola", who was a side-show circus performer in the Hagenback-Wallace Circus.  Photo is circa 1920s.


  1. Haha, this is so funny Angie ;))
    This immediately reminds me of Monthy Python's 'Sit on my face' song ;

  2. So you are a lucky fellow, Angie, with all you all vogue covers! ;-)
    Isn´t it sad that overweighted humans once were a "circus act", like little persons, physically disabled and so on?! So good that those days are over!