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1917: Jammie Reynolds, daredevil, Washington D.C.
1917: Jammie Reynolds, daredevil, Washington D.C.

1917: Jammie Reynolds, daredevil, Washington D.C.

Regular price £100

1917: Jammie Reynolds, daredevil, Washington D.C.

(Unknown / Library of Congress)

“Jammie” Reynolds went under a number of names - John Reynolds; Jack Reynolds; Jug Reynolds; “The Human Fly”; “The Climbing Wonder”; and “The Lizard”.  He began his vocation at the age four, astonishing his parents and neighbours by balancing on the back of the furniture.

Jammie’s first public appearance came two years later, aged six, balancing with his father - a steeplejack - on a fifty foot high flag-pole, on a ninety foot high building in Buffalo. Aged 12, Jammie ascended the side of Boston’s Old South building.  He crowned this achievement by then balancing on four chairs on top of five tables, one on top of the other.  This stunt he repeated at New York’s Flat Iron building, in 1912, aged 21.

Jammie was 26 when this picture was taken.  He is balancing over the Lansburgh furniture building on 9th NW, Washington D.C. Soon after, with America’s entry into the Great War, Jammie was stationed at Kelly’s Field Air Base.  After the War he developed a Vaudeville theatre balancing routine.



  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour