Original Albumen Photograph of Knife Thrower "Montana Jack" and "Maritana"
Boonton, NJ: Wendt, ca 1890s. Original mounted albumen cabinet photo. Image size 3-3/4" x 5-1/2", on card mount, overall dimensions 4-1/4" x 6-1/2". Captioned [signed?] in pencil on verso of mount: "Montana Jack / and / Maritana [sp?]." With studio stamp at lower mount recto: "Wendt - Ivory Process - Boonton, N.J." Uncommon image by the recently rediscovered Frank Wendt, a disciple of pioneer sideshow photographer Charles Eisenmann, depicting a circus knife-thrower and his assistant. Moderate fading; light wear; Very Good.