Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 19th, 2012
Are these photographs of the original ~ “the” Minnesota Iceman ~ or the model that was used to replace it?
Remember, it was not shown in “carnivals” but at state fairs and stock shows. Frank Hansen was not a “carnie,” but had previously displayed antique tractors at state fairs when he was asked to show the original and then a copy of this mysterious exhibition around the country.
These photographs have appeared on skeptical and sideshow sites of late.
The source of these photographs is via the “the true story behind Frank Hansen’s infamous Minnesota Iceman” in a 2011 book by Rick West, Pickled Punks and Girlie Shows. The book appears available from Rick West’s publisher; please order here. And more inexpensively from online sellers, like Amazon, see here.