Letter to Pete
Hennen from Charlotte Vagel
SUZY THE ELEPHANT
New York April 17,
letter, & I also waited quite a while for you to answer.
I am glad Janare
O.K. and hope you had good Bis - I imagine it must be good
Dear Pete - I don't
want to put you through too much trouble - to put on a super
Show - it may all be O.K. but you know I am afraid to
travel again and am sorry to have to tell you dear -
since I feel not as well as I should feel. I don't want to
go out again - am afraid it will be too-hard for me, as I am
always tired. I am sorry to have to disappoint you - but you
will get very good alone with out me - lets always be good friends
and have a good Season give my Regards to your Parents &
All those I know. Ben still work's he send his Regards.
I hope we
meet sometimes again
Love Susie & Puppi.
SUZY Nature's Enigma
A puzzle to the entire scientific world
BIOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD'S
This young lady was born with no normal face (as you can see)
but with the strangest body the world has ever known. She
peels the skin on her face nightly. She is the only child
of normal Swiss parents and was born in the year 1925 as the
most remarkable Human-Enigma. For many years doctors used
her as a fit study to demonstrate a miracle to medical science,
but could not help her to be the same as you.
This young lady cannot shed tears, neither can she perspire,
because pores and tear-ducks are closed since birth and the only
relief from the summer heat is "By using ice on her body."
She eats well: was educated by private tutors. She is
happy and contented but advised not to marry. She hopes by
showing her strange body to you to prove that life is
still worthwhile living.
Here best wishes are extended to you.
Ringling Circus 1960
The Elephant Skin Girl
KORDJE was born in Vienna, Austria, 23 years ago of normal
parents as their only child. Gather and mother perfect in
every respect. Grandparents also normal. Kordje was born
into the world with the skin or hide like that of an Elephant.
She cannot shed tears and cannot sweat: nether can an Elephant.
Kordje has been examined by Doctors and the Medical Fraternity
all over Europe, lately of U. S. A., not because she needed a
doctor, but because she was a fit subject to be examined for
their benefit, as she is the most remarkable person living and
Europe's greatest curiosity. Kordje is never sick, and
never complains. She has a beautiful face and a remarkable
body; she is bright, smart, intelligent; eats and sleeps well.
Kordje will gladly answer any question.
Kordje is the greatest living sensation ever shown in America,
and is under personal management of Mr. Julius Kuchnel.
Come to see this living wonder, Nature's greatest mistake.
A Feature Sensation
A Century of
San Diego, Calif.