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Legless Andrews of Kansas City, Missouri, writes to the Kansas Department of the Grand Army of the Republic of Topeka, Kansas, concerning free attractions to be provided at the dedication ceremony of the Soldiers' Memorial Building in Topeka, May 27, 1914. Mr. Andrews describes himself as a legless airnaut [sic] and proposes to perform three balloon ascensions and parachute leaps for fifty dollars. He claims to be the only legless acrobat conducting such performances. This letter is significant for its documentation of the social history of disabled persons in the early twentieth century.

Creator: Andrews, Legless
Date: May 22, 1914

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Item Number: 210265
Call Number: Grand Army of the Republic Coll. #126, Administrative Records, Box 2 Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210265

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