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One of our recent Friday Videos featuring an unidentified woman dancing along a precariously high-wire far above the streets of an equally unidentified city. Our astute Nerdy History readers were quickly able to spot the buildings in the background and identify the city as New York. Some readers also thought the video was a clever fake, filmed before a backdrop, but thanks to one – Elise Daniel – we now know that the film was very likely real, and the name of the high-wire artist in the sky: Bird Millman O’Day.
Or maybe not. Read on!
A hundred years ago, we all would have recognized her. Bird Millman (1890-1940) was…
Source: Two Nerdy History Girls: From the Archives: Bird Millman, Bewitching High Wire Artiste
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