FREAK SHOW & CIRCUS

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Knoto the Contortionist
Knoto the Contortionist
an old black and white photo of a man wearing a hat with flowers on it
Che Mah was only 28 inches tall and weighed only 40 pounds. He was brought to the United States in 1881 by Barnum and Bailey Circus.
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"Half-man, Half-woman" Albert-Alberta performing at Hubert's Dime Museum and Flea Circus in New York c. 1945
Renowned sideshow attraction Giacomo and Giovanni Battista Tocci were Dicephalic conjoined twins born in Italy between 1875 and 1877. Creepy Pics, Sideshow Freaks, Circus Sideshow, Conjoined Twins, Human Oddities, Bizarre Pictures, Creepy Vintage, Victorian Photos, Extraordinary People
Renowned sideshow attraction Giacomo and Giovanni Battista Tocci were Dicephalic conjoined twins born in Italy between 1875 and 1877.
"Princess Tiny" a circus performer with P. T. Barnum Portrait, Vintage Circus Photos, Vintage Circus, Circus Performers, Old Photos, Circus Pictures
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"Princess Tiny" a circus performer with P. T. Barnum
Maxine Mina, born in the Philippines in 1896 with a parasitic twin made up of two lower limbs. She was exhibited in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1917 and according to Rear Admiral G.W. Baird, who saw her on exhibition, she still had some control of her extra legs. Show Photos, Rear Admiral, Bizarre, Weird, Folk, Creepy
Maxine Mina, born in the Philippines in 1896 with a parasitic twin made up of two lower limbs. She was exhibited in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1917 and according to Rear Admiral G.W. Baird, who saw her on exhibition, she still had some control of her extra legs.
two women standing next to each other in front of a sign that says pip and flip twins from yuctan
the flipside of reason
Pip and Flip
The legless girl attraction was one of the best known of all freaks. this particular girl's name and life are unknown. like several other performers, she often performed completely naked. This image courtesy of the Mutter Museum. How sad. Gym, Museums, Vaudeville, Medical Oddities, American Horror Story, Horrific, Medical Curiosities
The legless girl attraction was one of the best known of all freaks. this particular girl's name and life are unknown. like several other performers, she often performed completely naked. This image courtesy of the Mutter Museum. How sad.
an old black and white photo of a young man with no shirt standing in front of a chair
Laloo Ramparsad (1874-1905) - Find a Grave...
A rare image of young Laloo with parasitic twin (1874 - 1905). Laloo traveled with Barnum & Bailey and Norris & Rowe circuses.
an old photo of a man with a long beard sitting on top of a chair
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Bearded woman, 1880s
an old photo shows the different types of people in their life styles, from earliest to present
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Can’t Believe These 5 People Actually Existed
an old black and white photo of a woman floating in the air with her hands outstretched
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Freak show souvenir card, Century of Progress Worlds Fair, 1933, Chicago.
an old black and white photo shows a woman on a horse with her arms in the air
Historical Indulgences
Forepaugh & Sells Bros Circus, ca. 1899
an old photo of a woman with long hair wearing a white dress and holding her hands on her hips
Alice Elizabeth Doherty
Bearded lady.
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Albumen Carte de Visite of Bearded Lady and Boy, circa 1865
bearded lady and child.
an old newspaper advertisement with two women wearing headgear and the words hagerberg wallace circus coming
Sideshow History, Sideshow Memories, Sideshow Stories, Sideshow Photographs, Sideshow Art at Sideshow World
Giraffe Neck Woman Circus Poster
an old black and white photo of four women with their heads in the shape of people
Colonial Circus: The Case of “Giraffe-Necked Women” - Sociological Images
Colonial-Era Circuses: The Case of the "Giraffe-Necked Women" (click thru for analysis)
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Colonial Circus: The Case of “Giraffe-Necked Women” - Sociological Images
Long-Neck Burmese women pose with other Ringling Bros. performers for promotional pitchcard 1937.
an old circus poster with various performers
Vintage circus inspiration
an old fashioned poster with some words on the front and back of it, including images of mermaids
Vintage Circus Poster
an old black and white photo of men in suits standing on top of two tall statues
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three young boys in period clothing posing for a photo
Vintage Photo Young Circus Performers Stock Photo 230517 | Shutterstock
Young circus performers
an old black and white photo shows children dressed in costumes
circus performers
two women dressed in costumes playing violin and dancing with their hands on the hipss
Vintage circus performers
an old black and white photo of people dressed in period costumes, including men with hats
Hold This Photo
circus performers
four women in bathing suits are posing on a dock with their arms around each other
Vintage Circus Performers
an old photo of two people dressed in costumes, one holding the other upside down
Freak!
Vintage Circus Performers
a red and yellow train traveling down tracks
The circus comes to town! For three decades this is how the Ringling Brothers Circus has moved around the country. There are cars with living quarters so you have your own place to live. Other cars are for animals and equipment. The box cars have wheels and removed from the flat bed and driven to the precise location where the tent is set up.