Deafy and Stella Grassman Name Plate

Both Deafy and Stella Grassman were tattoo artists and Stella also worked as an attraction in the late 1920's. They mainly tattooed in Philadelphia at 836 and 839 Race Street and had a shop at 19 Bowery in New York City. In 1927 Stella was listed in the Newport, Rhode Island city directory as a tattoo artist. She worked many shows throughout the years including the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1938, Huberts Museum in New York City 1939 and Harry Lewiston Museum in 1940 and 1941. They can be seen in Kobel photos numbers 63, 64, 85, 91, 553, 825 & 1281.

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