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Canton Free Street Fair

Canton Free Street Fair Event Button Museum
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CANTON FREE STREET FAIR Oct. 2-3 4-5 1900 - ME AND HIM WILL BE THERE
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Black and white photograph of a tall thin man boxing with a short stout man. Black text on each side of the image and red text in the center and on the upper and lower edge of the button.

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...Pine Street St. Louis Manufacturer of Badges, Medals, Seals, Souveniers, Novelties, etc.

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Promotional button for the Canton Free Street Fair in 1900, highlighting a sideshow boxing event with George Moore and Fred Howe. Fred Howe (the portly fellow) was reported to be 5'4" and 435 pounds and George Moore (the thin giant) was billed at 7' 2" and 110 pounds. Both are said to have been 22 years old at the time this photo was taken.

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EV0033
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