Posted 9 years ago
She answers like a flash of lightning, purely from memory, thousands of difficult questions on all subjects. Biblical history, national history, population of all the large cities of the earth, dates of discoveries, dates of great battles, with generals officiating and numbers killed and wounded, national debt of all nations, including our own national debt…"
Gertie Cochran was speaking at age seven months and was not long forced to memorize everything! Well, maybe to everything, but certainly more than I feel like taking the time to copy! Gertie was on the road was on the road at age 5, and "she…created a perfect "furore" wherever exhibited." Click to enlarge the patter…and be prepared to ask questions. Gertie takes them all on. Prepare to be dumfounded.
Frank Wendt Cabinet Card of Gertie Cochran The Mental Wonder circa 1895 Collection Jim Linderman (author of Hoofers and Sweethearts: The Little Women of Frank Wendt)