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Bedouin family
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The Wild East show on the Midway featured Arabian horses and swordsmen. This photo shows the manager of the Wild East show with his wife and child. The manager wad Kahlil Sarkees, editor of Lee Sam el Hal, a Syrian newspaper. The child was born in Chicago and christened "Chicago Columbus." The show was a financial disaster; the Bedouins suffered for lack of food and other supplies. They sold their horses for enough money to return home.

The Dream City. St. Louis, MO.: N. D. Publishing Co, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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