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Fiji Mermaid seeks friend

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The other puppet I made for the Somnambulist Puppet Sideshow is the Fiji Mermaid!This ‘What Is It’ has its roots in an exhibit by P.T. Barnum in Barnum’s American Museum in New York in 1842. The mermaid subsequently disappeared. There have been many copies, and many artists have had fun creating various versions of the Feejee or Fiji Mermaid over the years… but the original has been lost for over a century and a half.

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