Dr. B. Barabus Bumstead in period dress, showcasing his product for the medicine show pitch. Note the text in the tripes-and-kiester: "If We Don't Have It, You Don't Need It." Mark Osterman writes:
"The pictures of a very young me with the tripes-and-kiester set up were some of the first ever taken...showing off my fancy banjos and the first product I ever sold at medicine shows. Once I bought the old Ford and converted it to hold the folding stage, I didn't do too many low pitch shows anymore. With the two, and then three, of us and the car, we did high pitch shows until we retired. We did do some indoor vaudeville shows."
Contact Mark Osterman (aka Dr. B. Barabus Bumstead).