Posted 5 months ago
I've been trying to attribute this real photo postcard to a specific funambulist (tightrope walker) daredevil. It appears to be autographed with a fountain pen, but the florid sig is unreadable to me and impossible to capture on a scan. The only clue on the card is that is was manufactured in Hungary and appears to be from the first decade of the 1900s or so with a divided back.
I'm hoping the international clientele hear at CW might at least recognize the town square pictured to help me narrow my search. The building on the right side has some specific design details that might help. Also note the hills in the background. Buda, looking toward Pest, perhaps? I don't know... never been there.
We can eliminate the Wallendas, I think - Karl didn't perform until the mid 20s. And it doesn't appear to be The Great Blondin, who is credited with inventing the bicycle tightwire act - he was dead by then.
Have at it, folks - any help to provide?