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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Hothead: 1902

Hothead: 1902

The juggler J.T. Doyle circa 1902. View full size. Photograph by J.E. Pasonault, Cando, N.D. (Cando: "The Official Duck Capital of North Dakota.")

Why's he wearing his underwear on the outside?

Honestly, you're juggling flaming bowling pins with your head on fire while in the Official Duck Capital of North Dakota. Why go over the top by wearing your underwear on the outside?

[The reason it was the Official Duck Capital was that JT's flaming pins had a way of sailing into the audience, and people were always yelling "Duck!" - Dave]

 
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