The Girl who Defied Electricity

Real Name


First Appearance

Coney Island Sideshow (unknown date)

Original Publisher

Millard & Bulsterbaum

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The Library of Congress started posting public domain images from a Coney Island Sideshow to Flickr in 2008. They are genuine color slides from the 1930s - 40s. One such photo was of Voltess, the Girl who Defied Electricity.

This side show was said to have drawn crowds of around 20,000 people on a busy weekend afternoon. Admission to the sideshow was 10 cents a person.

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