Ada (the Great Zazell) Wallett

Born January 5 1865 in Birmingham, England, died October 15, 1929 in Henderson, North Carolina.

The Great Zazell performed across America and in several other countries as the first woman to be shot from a cannon in America. She also performed with her husband, David Castello Loughlin, in his equestrian act.

David was the son of Dan Castello, one of the founders of the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Figure/cabinet card - Fotografia Americana, Sonsonate, San Salvador

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