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Olga the Headless Girl
Date: 1946
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 26 3/4 x 40 in. (67.9 x 101.6 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Reginald Marsh, 1979
Object Number: 1979-49b
About: Verso of Twelve Figures on the Street, 1979-49a. Olga the Headless Girl was a popular sideshow illusion in the late 1930s and early 1940s in England and the United States. A New Yorker, Marsh could have seen headless girl shows at the 1939 World's Fair and at Coney Island.
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