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Zip Grins In Death, Mask Off At Last
Zip was buried in Bound Brook, N. J., not because he has “passed his vacations on the farm he owned” as was generally thought by the public he fooled, but because he was born there -- not in “the wilds of South Africa.” Even the birthday was part of Zip’s joke, for he was born in 1857, though he was supposed to have been “over eighty.”...
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Title: Zip Grins In Death, Mask Off At Last
Creator: n/a
Date: April 29, 1926
Format: Article
Publication: New York World
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: p.17
Keywords: Africa; African American; Circus; Cognitive Disability; Death; Employment; Entertainment; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Family; Freak Show; Humor; Identity; Labor; Media; Museums; New Jersey; Phineas T. Barnum; Popular Culture; William Henry Johnson
Topics: Mass Media, Culture & The Arts