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Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS, History by misterroadtripper on October 14, 2010


We are happy to announce that our new book, Captain Don Leslie—Sword Swallower, Circus Sideshow Attraction by Madame Chinchilla, is here! We are now accepting orders for this momentous publication.

Captain Don Leslie—Sword Swallower, Circus Sideshow Attraction by Madame Chinchilla is the official biography of Captain Don, one of the truly great legends of the tattoo world. During his final days, Captain Don strived to finish telling this fascinating story about life in the circus and his deep connection with the ancient art of tattooing. Read all about carny life during the last century, back when the traveling, canvas, outdoor sideshows flourished in America.

The Captain was very active in creating this book, sharing his personal stories, photographs, news clippings and many of his unique works of folk art. This is his story! His life! In his own words!

—Madame Chinchilla & Mr. G (Triangle Tattoo & Museum)


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  1. Mr. P said, on October 23, 2010 at 11:04 am

    We just received our copy of Madame Chinchilla’s new book Capt. Don Leslie—Sword Swallower, Circus Sideshow Attraction. Wow! This is destined to sell out quick, it’s beautifully done, historically fun and destined to be an important part of any collector’s library (tattoo-sideshow fan or not)! The holidays are just round the bend, so you won’t regret getting an extra copy, as a gift (they’ll steal yours, if you don’t)!
    —Mr. P & Mary February

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