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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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The One Armed Lion Tamer. 9″ x 12″ portrait of Captain Jack Bonavita, animal trainer of the early 20th century. He lost his arm as a result of his encounter with the lion ‘Baltimore’ at Coney Island in 1904. Captain Bonavita appeared in the arena with 27 lions, a performance which no other trainer had ever attempted. He met his death on March 19, 1917, when he was mauled to death by a polar bear.

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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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Work in progress. 9″ x 12″ portrait of Captain Jack Bonavita, animal trainer of the early 20th century. He lost his arm as a result of his encounter with the lion ‘Baltimore’ at Coney Island in 1904. Captain Bonavita appeared in the arena with 27 lions, a performance which no other trainer had ever attempted. He met his death on March 19, 1917, when he was mauled to death by a polar bear.

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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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9″ x 12″ portrait of Captain Jack Bonavita, animal trainer of the early 20th century. He lost his arm as a result of his encounter with the lion ‘Baltimore’ at Coney Island in 1904. Captain Bonavita appeared in the arena with 27 lions, a performance which no other trainer had ever attempted. He met his death on March 19, 1917, when he was mauled to death by a polar bear.
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Blind Children Investigating an Astronomical Model.

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Blind Boys Investigating an Astronomical Model. By Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.

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Blind Boys Investigating an Astronomical Model

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