ephemeraobscura:

Frieda Pushnik the “Half-Woman” – posed on a bar stool. The back was signed “Good Luck” by Frieda herself in 1943.

Frieda was born without arms or legs in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania. Her condition was said to be the result of a botched appendectomy on her pregnant mother. In 1933, at he age of nine she appeared at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at the Chicago World’s fair as the “Armless Legless Girl Wonder”. She performed in 1939 at the New York World’s fair and also with Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey’s sideshow from 1943 to 1955. She died from bladder cancer at the age of seventy-seven in Costa Mesa, California.