New York World's Fair Museum presents "Believe It Or Not," featuring Prince Ramachandi, circa 1939
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This is a poster of Prince Ramachandi, a promotional campaign for the sideshows and circus created by Robert L. Ripley. Prince Ramachandi, also known as the "Quarter-men" or "Half-men", was born without legs. He used this trick to amaze the audience with his own kinds of shows and tricks. This would include balancing himself, lifting with just his hands, and also convincing the spectators that he is able to do the unworldly. One of the most popular stunts is sawing his body parts in half.