The Knife-Throwing Mother and her Children (1950s)

The knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2.5 yrs old, in Austin, Texas. As the newscaster comments: “…Evidently Colleena Sue has more trust in Mother’s aim than the audience has. It takes a steady eye and a stout heart to heave knives at the apple of your eye, but this female William Tell has no qualms and plenty of faith…”

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Prelinger Archives
Found via: Jen Hill
Underlying Work: PD U.S. | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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  • Metis

    She should have been arrested for child endangerment.