Little Penny Dreadful
from, How To Be A Retronaunt
“Champion Sword Swallower of the World” c.1900
“Edith Clifford (1886-1942) began swallowing swords at the age of 13. Clifford was said to be “generously endowed” and “possessed of more than ordinary personal charms, a refined taste for dressing both herself and her stage, and an unswerving devotion to her art”, and she “perfected an act that found favor in the Royal Courts of Europe”. C
Clifford was said to have swallowed 18 to 20 inch blades without a problem, and a longer blade up to 26 inches long, as well as 10, 16, and up to 24 swords at one time. At around the age of 15, Clifford married 33-year old Thomas Holmes who worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus under the stage name the “Elastic Stretch Man””
- Sword Swallower’s Hall of Fame

from, How To Be A Retronaunt

“Champion Sword Swallower of the World” c.1900

“Edith Clifford (1886-1942) began swallowing swords at the age of 13. Clifford was said to be “generously endowed” and “possessed of more than ordinary personal charms, a refined taste for dressing both herself and her stage, and an unswerving devotion to her art”, and she “perfected an act that found favor in the Royal Courts of Europe”. C

Clifford was said to have swallowed 18 to 20 inch blades without a problem, and a longer blade up to 26 inches long, as well as 10, 16, and up to 24 swords at one time. At around the age of 15, Clifford married 33-year old Thomas Holmes who worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus under the stage name the “Elastic Stretch Man””

Sword Swallower’s Hall of Fame

  1. theyturnedmeintodust reblogged this from inmemoryoflilly
  2. kerrimaniscalco reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  3. silverdustbunny reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  4. darksideoffate reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  5. blown-up-mind reblogged this from ambookilluh
  6. pale-maiden reblogged this from prince-slit-mouth
  7. cthulhu-baby reblogged this from ambookilluh
  8. prince-slit-mouth reblogged this from purplemanatees
  9. purplemanatees reblogged this from halvehearted
  10. halvehearted reblogged this from tonydanza
  11. tonydanza reblogged this from ambookilluh
  12. ambookilluh reblogged this from kittykream
  13. kittykream reblogged this from octoberlove89
  14. octoberlove89 reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  15. yellowwitch reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  16. kittymorguemunster reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  17. apocalyptictides reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  18. the-queenpeach reblogged this from helfensiemir and added:
    This is cool. But I’m wondering who sits around and thinks to them self “I wonder if I can swallow this sword”
  19. helfensiemir reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  20. onespookyslytherin reblogged this from here-here-and-here
  21. here-here-and-here reblogged this from letsbehope
  22. letsbehope reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  23. bbbaaatttttt reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  24. thesunneverset reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  25. xanthenox reblogged this from hellocalliope
  26. moongloves reblogged this from hellocalliope
  27. miss-madeline-c reblogged this from hellocalliope
  28. gregcanttumble reblogged this from hellocalliope
  29. hellocalliope reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  30. themysteryhouse reblogged this from heyyenglish
  31. starduztsg reblogged this from inmemoryoflilly
  32. heyyenglish reblogged this from criped
  33. jennifaire reblogged this from criped
  34. criped reblogged this from xahhx
  35. xahhx reblogged this from inmemoryoflilly
  36. inmemoryoflilly reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  37. motorcityresurrection reblogged this from littlepennydreadful
  38. shipsforeveratsea reblogged this from timetravelteam
  39. lovingshiva reblogged this from littlepennydreadful and added:
    from, How To Be A Retronaunt “Champion Sword Swallower of the World” c.1900 “Edith Clifford (1886-1942) began swallowing...