"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster
"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster

"Portrait of Maud Wagner" Matte Poster

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Portrait of Maud Wagner (1907)
by Unknown Photographer

Maud Stevens Wagner (née Stevens; February 12, 1877 – January 30, 1961) was an American circus performer. She was 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. 

After leaving the circus, Maud and Gus Wagner traveled around the United States, working both as tattoo artists and "tattooed attractions" in vaudeville houses, county fairs and amusement arcades. They are credited with bringing tattoo artistry inland, away from the coastal cities and towns where the practice had started.

Matte Poster
• Printed with Dye/Pigment Reactive Ink on Archival Matte Paper
• Shipped in Heavy Duty Poster Tube
• Heavy weight (210 gsm), thick base, and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging