A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera.
From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age. 50 feet.
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25336.
Location: New York, N.Y.
Acrobats--New York (State)--New York.
Street entertainers--New York (State)--New York.
Acrobatics--New York (State)--New York.
Boys--New York (State)--New York.
Children--New York (State)--New York.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
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