Black and white image of the circus horsewoman Zephora Furr from MUCEM. Nineteenth-century photograph of a white woman with curly hair and feather hair decoration, pearl choker, and open-necked dress with white fur trim.

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Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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