amputee amputee dancer written by Jana March 20, 2006 Ckick the following link to learn more about Donato the one-legged dancer and other 19th-century amputee performers.Disability Studies, Temple U Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post mom, you probably don’t want to read this one… next post flashback More Posts Like This One 31st anniversary fantasy seizing the tools… Meeting on accomodation and incorporation prosthetic Echoes from the past… harrowing adventures cumbersome sea-legs 2 comments Gray March 21, 2006 - 2:36 am It is an interesting article. But most of all I thought the Temple University site was a great find and an interesting resource. I noticed that Penny Richards cites a 1924 article from London Life. This is a strange and fascinating publication more associated in my mind with fantasy than authenticity. Definitely not LDS. Is this a hint that you intend to take up dance soon, because of all the extra time on your hands? Reply jana March 21, 2006 - 4:23 am I’ve added this to the blog for my own interests, really. I like to keep abreast of disability studies in the 19th century, and this seems an intriguing resource. Of course, there’s the part of my that wishes I could see the antics of these perfomers–given my own limitations I can only imagine how hard it must’ve been to dance on one limb. But I also suspect that this may have been an important avenue for ppl w/disabilities to make money in times of intense discrimination. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.