Prince Floro

man/ape / early 1900s

Salt Lake Tribune (pg7) / Sat. December 28, 1912 / Salt Lake City, Utah

Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette / Wed. September 17, 1913 (pg8)

Washington (DC) Post May 26, 1914 (pg4)

"Prince Floro has scientists guessing. He has been called the man monkey while others have
insisted he is an ape and even a man. He is believed to be a man by George Hildreth whose
custody he was given for his American tour by his captor, an Englishman who discovered while
on an expedition in Africa.

He gives an enterance that is said to be astounding and will introduce some extra-ordinary feats.
His figure is black in a pure white costume standing out strong under the spotlight against a
black background."

(Note: The above is a highly imaginative translation of an extremely grabled version of a newspaper
article that had obviously been make by DragonDiction or some other computer computer quick-scan reference
tool that gives you unintendedly hilarious (and sometimes pornographic) results. I only hope I was able to
catch the drift of the reviewer's intentions. After reading early twentieth-century theatre reviews for this
long, you can usually find the pattern of a writer's style. They tended to be "delighted" easily.


Clunie Theatre / Sacramento, CA / Empress Vaudeville Program / November 24, 1912

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