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 seizing the tools… on cats & crutches Echoes from the past… perspective just one of the reasons that I’m not... Borderlands boathouse On Turning 39… short shameful confession #14 pimpin’ my gimp? 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.