I came across
this banner, I would like to know more
about the act that is shown on the banner?
ALIVE IN A
GOLDFISH BOWL !! ONLY 6 INCHES HIGH ! ANDREA The WATER BABY,
original 1950's sideshow banner.
Thanks for any
information you may be able to supply.
for your question,
IN THE FISH BOWL – Also called the mermaid illusion, the
viewer looks into the “fish bowl” (actually a lens) which
shows – apparently – a living, miniature girl, often dressed
as a mermaid. Because of the nature of the illusion, in its
earliest days it was difficult for the “mermaid” to know
what the audience was doing, so her act usually consisted of
looking pretty and waving as opposed to actually interacting
with the crowd.
above is from Shocked & Amazed Carny Lingo
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