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Somersault of Death

Date: October 1906
Description: A female daredevil stunt driver, possibly Beryle Elliot, in a horseless carriage catapults up into the air, doing a loop-the-loop or sommersault off a ski...
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Laveria Charmion, the Parisian Sensation.

Date: 1897
Description: Charmion (1875-1949, born Laverie Cooper in Sacramento) was a vaudeville trapeze artist and strongwoman who performed a trapeze striptease in 1897 that mad...

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