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The stories and advise you will find here is from others in the business. We hope this section will become a place that folks will come to find information that will help lead  to resources that will help them understand and learn.  On these pages we will feature miscellaneous & interesting articles, stories, photograph, etc. etc. etc. From experienced performers and their cautionary tales. You will find them amazing, shocking, strange, fantastic and cautionary.

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Knife Throwing Circus  

Throwing Knives at Target Is Novel Sport

 
Knife Thrower Ringling Bros Sideshow  

The Oklahoma Kids

 
Frank Dean  
Jergen VanKleaver

Jack Dagger

Guinness Top 100 is a Wrap! The Great Throwdini

The Rev. Dr David R Adamovich

Jack Dagger - The King of Fling

Jack Dagger

Knife Throwing Mother 1950s (YouTude)

Johnny Mayhem

Ladder of Death

 Great Throwdini & Der Werfer

The Brumbachs/ Catalins Video Page  
   
   
   
   
   
   

Photographs

Harry Leonard &

Ward Hall

Harry Leonard &

Ward Hall

Harry Leonard &

Ward Hall

1954

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England

Rosie Comer in Shufflebottom's Show

England

Knife Thrower

Knife Thrower

A Carris

Cabinet Card

Billboard Ad

Mr. & Mrs. Hoot Black circa 1950

 

Photograph

Courtesy of

Ricky Hargrovegh

Target Girl

Bancrofts

Ringling Brothers

Ad for Knife Throwing Stunt

Ortons

 

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower & Target Girl

Knife Thrower

Harpers

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Note the orientation

of the photographs

on each card

Ringling Barnum & Bailey Bros.

Armless Knife Thrower Ripley's

 

 

 

 

 

The Asbeys

     

 

 

 

 
       

by John Graziano - courtesy of comics.com


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Carnival Knife Thrower & Other Acts of Danger  
Hibachi Chef from Zemenia  
Josephine Dare Devils Gambles Her Life Daily  
Zat - Zam - Mowra  
Jack Dagger Knife Throwing Performer!!!  
A-1 The Worlds Best Throwing Knives  
The Great Throwdini  
Wild West Shows Trick Ropes & Bullwhips  
   
   

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The Zat Zams Marie - Armless Girl
Fred Johnson Banner Knife Thrower Jack Cripe Wild West
   
   
   
   
   
   

    


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