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Baby Elephant Dentist: 1924

Baby Elephant Dentist: 1924

Robert Ellen pulling the tooth of baby elephant "Futz" in 1924. View full size. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

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Futz really Fritzi

I sent this to Buckles Woodcock,Elephant Man Extraordinaire to see what he knew about this wonderful picture. He posted it on his blog: This is a publicity shot for the famous Singer Midgets Vaudeville Revue. I love the name "Futz" but I'm sure someone misspelled "Fritz."

There are also photos of one of the Singer Midgets and of Fritz all grown up.

[So is it Fritz or Fritzi? - Dave]

Perfection

Sweet Cuppingcakes, that's a great picture. A baby fellefant (the way a friend's daughter used to say it) named "Futz," of all things, a pachy-dentist wearing knickers, and a little person watching bemusedly. Perfection, I tells ya.

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