14 Photos of "Human Zoo" Shows Dirty Little Secret of Europe

Not too long ago, people from Belgium, France and many other countries came to visit humans, locked up in cages, exhibited in front of a large audience and thrown in with animals at their local zoo.

saarjtie, exhibition at the human zoo.

Saartjie, "Sarah Bartman", the Hottentot Venus from South Africa

Human Zoo: For Centuries, Indigenous Peoples Were Displayed as Novelties - ICTMN.com

archive photo of human zoo via Lars Cuzner and Mohamed Ali Fadlabi's European Attraction Limited art project, 2014

The Human Zoo Series – Fubiz Media

The Human Zoo Series

The Human Zoo Series – Fubiz Media

Geez...Human zoos...Ad for an 1893/1894 ethnological exposition of Lapps in Hamburg-Saint Paul

Ad for an ethnological exposition of Lapps in Hamburg-Saint Paul

Information about the human zoo.

Morbid Anatomy: Dental casts of the Extraordinary Aztec Children, 1853 : Guest Post by Kristin Hussey, Hunterian Museum, London: microcephaly

14 Photos of "Human Zoo" Shows Dirty Little Secret of Europe

Human zoos, also called ethnological expositions, were and public exhibitions of humans, usually in a so-called natural or primitive state.

Africans Human Zoo- At the Parisian World Fair, this was a part of the 1931 exhibit that was so successful that it drew 34 million people that year.

In the late to well into the Europeans created "human zoos" in cities like Paris;

At the Human Zoo in Oslo's Frogneparken, 1914.  Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo April 25, 2014 — Next month in Norway a 'human zoo' will open, a re-enactment of the voyeurist exhibitions of Africans that took place during the colonial era. The organizers aim to spark discussions on the legacy of racism and colonialism, but have they overlooked the pain and humiliation this may bring to Africans worldwide, and the danger of the resurgence of racial stereotyping?

Exhibiting Africans like animals in Norway’s Human Zoo

Human zoos (1500s- ), also known as ethnological exhibits, Negro villages or people shows (Völkerschau), showed non-Western people at zoos and fairs. They have been common in the West since the tim…

human zoos

Human zoos ), also known as ethnological exhibits, Negro villages or people shows (Völkerschau), showed non-Western people at zoos and fairs.

Indigenous Australians were kept alongside animals and paraded around the world in what was called The Human Zoo

Aboriginal people kept in a 'human zoo' and paraded alongside animals

Indigenous Australians were kept alongside animals and paraded around the world in what was called The Human Zoo

An exhibition in Paris looks at the history of so-called human zoos, that put inhabitants from foreign lands, mostly African countries, on display as articles of curiosity.

Why were people once put in 'human zoos'?

Exhibit in Inventing the Savage, described in the article "Human zoos: When real people were exhibits"

Ota Benga (c. 1883-1916) was a black man put in the Bronx Zoo in New York in 1906: The African Pigmy, “Ota Benga.” Age, 23 years. Height, 4 feet 11 inches. Weight, 103 pounds. Brought f…

Ota Benga

Ota Benga at Bronx Zoo In the amateur anthropologist Madison Grant, who was the head of the New York Zoological Society, put a Congolese pygmy Ota Benga, on display at the Bronx Zoo in New York City

Human Zoos or Negro Villages

"Negro Village" at the Jardin zoologique d’acclimatation where, between 1877 and approximately thirty ethnological exhibitions were presented.

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