Travis Louie
, Emily, pigment print on watercolor paper, signed and numbered ed. 40, 14 x 11"

Emily Fitzgerald emigrated from Wales in 1879, and worked the sideshow circuit for many years as a fortune-teller and fire-eater. Tired of traveling from town to town, she decided to move to New York and found work in Coney Island’s Dreamland. She was part of the Hell Gate exhibition. When the park burned down in 1911, she went to Chicago and developed a stage act that eventually went on tour. She returned to New York and played in the Catskills in the 1930s.


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