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Ed and Jennie Ward
Ed and Jennie Ward
TitleEd and Jennie Ward
SubjectBloomington, Illinois; Circus Acts; Aerialists; The Flying Wards
DescriptionBrother and sister from Bloomington, joined the circus in 1907. Jennie died in the tragic circus train wreck of June 18, 1918. Eddie died suddenly of illness May 1929. Known as the original ""Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, "" Eddie performed one of his most famous feats with his wife, Mayme. ""Blindfolded, and in a sack [Mayme]would whirl through the air in a double somersault to be caught by her husband."" (From Pantagraph, 5/13/29; Price, Herbert T., Widely known people, institutions, products of the Bloomington, Illinois area.) Fragile.
CreatorF. Palm
SourcePeople, Circus Acts; Illinois Picture File 293
Digitization SpecificationsHP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart Scanner with HP Software
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact the Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., P.O. Box 3308, Bloomington, IL 61702-3308. Phone: 309.828.6091; Email:
CollectionBloomington-Normal Local History Resources (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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