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Maud (Stevens) Wagner (1877 - 1961)

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Maud Wagner formerly Stevens
Born in Emporia, KSmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Comanche, Oklahomamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Feb 2017
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Categories: American Notables.


Maud (Stevens) Wagner is Notable.

"Circus performer and the first known female tattoo artist in the United States... Wagner was an aerialist and contortionist, working in numerous traveling circuses. She met Gus Wagner—a tattoo artist who described himself as "the most artistically marked up man in America" while traveling with circuses and sideshows—at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World's Fair) in 1904, where she was working as an aerialist. She exchanged a romantic date with him for a lesson in tattooing, and several years later they were married. Together they had a daughter, Lotteva, who started tattooing at the age of nine and went on to become a tattoo artist herself... They are credited with bringing tattoo artistry inland, away from the coastal cities and towns where the practice had started." [1]


  1. "Wikipedia: 'Maud Wagner'"

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On 4 Feb 2017 at 09:52 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Notable spouse [1]

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