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Pip and Flip, twins from Yucatan, were born with Microcephaly. This causes an unusually small cranium caused by a neuro-developmental disorder. Picture of twins with the World Circus sideshow, Coney Island, Diane Arbus, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Tv Movie, Movies, Sideshow Freaks, Circo Vintage, Human Oddities, Grand Art

Pip Flip Pinhead Coney Island Sideshow Freak Modern Postcard

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CDV Circus Sideshow Freak Boy with Physical Deformity Vintage Creepy Vintage, Vintage Circus, Freak Show Circus, Paranormal, Sideshow Freaks, Human Oddities, Old Tattoos, Victorian Photos, Evil Clowns

CDV CIRCUS SIDESHOW FREAK/ BOY WITH PHYSICAL DEFORMITY VINTAGE!

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"The (Original) Wild man of Borneo" Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis was featured… Creepy, Scary, Human Oddities, Bizarre, Vintage Circus, Sideshow, Special People, Macabre, Beautiful Creatures

"The (Original) Wild man of Borneo" Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis was featured in a lot of sideshows for various circuses and carnivals. He was once the original P T Barnum's "Wild Man of Borneo" but after a falling out he left. Unfortunately he is not mentioned in the museum today because his replacement stayed with the circus and was given the title. (late 1800s-early 1900s)

 8 premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show draws ever closer, we're looking at the real-life stories behind the latest installment of the Old Circus, Circus Acts, Vintage Circus, Creepy Vintage, Vintage Stuff, Freak Show Circus, Pt Barnum, American Horror Story Freak, Sideshow Freaks

Circus Freaks and Human Oddities- The Human Marvels

Some call them circus freaks, human oddities and monsters - but they are truly human marvels.

Arrival of "King Chong" and "Chang", attractions for side-show alley at the Easter Show (Sydney, (photo: Sam Hood) Freak Show Circus, Easter Show, Australian Photography, Circus Acts, Sydney City, Clowning Around, Big Top, Historical Images, Carnivals

Arrival of "King Chong" and "Chang", attractions for side-show alley at the Easter Show (Sydney, 1937) (photo: Sam Hood)

Young South African Boy from Pretoria suffering from Vitiligo titled here at the Leopard Skin Kaffir Child A Freak of Framed Print Framed, Poster, Canvas Prints, Puzzles, Photo Gifts and Wall Art Paranormal, Human Oddities, Fine Art Prints, Canvas Prints, Leopard Animal, Vintage Circus, African History, African Art, Medical History

FREAKS Sideshow Attractions Postcards 1900-1920

Adrouide The Woman from Mars Within the French postcard trade the mistakes of nature are categorized as "phenomene". Prior to the necessity of political correctness we called them freaks. Here is a selection of a handful of unusual people: circus sideshow and menagerie attractions from the turn-of-the-century to circa 1920. I will revisit this topic/post as I unearth additional material from my digital archives. Above is Lionel the Lion Man, whose image, starting at about 6 years old, was…

Samuel David Parks made his sideshow debut at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and made a healthy living exhibiting himself to medical students before joining up with the Barnum and Bailey circus. World's Columbian Exposition, Human Oddities, Evil Clowns, October 20, Vintage Circus, World's Fair, Sideshow, Show Photos, Special People

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Samuel David "Sam" Parks was born on October 20, 1874 in Boston, although he would later change his birthplace to the much more exotic Rio de Janeiro. Parks made his sideshow debut at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and made a healthy living exhibiting himself to medical students before joining up with the Barnum and Bailey circus around the turn of the century.

Henry Bulson worked the World Circus Sideshow at Coney Island as the "Spider Boy" Freak Show Circus, Human Oddities, Creepy Photos, Historical Images, Vintage Circus, Coney Island, Sideshow, Special People, American Horror

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Henry Bulson worked the World Circus Sideshow at Coney Island as the "Spider Boy"

Madame Devere is important to our history for having possessed the longest facial hair ever recorded on a bearded lady — 14 inches. Cirque Vintage, Vintage Circus, American Horror Story, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Bizarre Photos, Human Oddities, Bearded Lady, New York Museums

Madame Devere Guinness World Record holder for longest beard ever on a woman 14 inches. Madame Deveres real name was Jane and she was born in Brooksville Kentucky. She was married to sideshow manager J W Devere

"Mignon the Penguin Girl" Circus Freak show cabinet card The Crow, Old Circus, Vintage Circus, Creepy Vintage, Vintage Carnival, American Horror Story, Joseph Merrick, Sideshow Freaks, Human Oddities

Circus Freaks and Human Oddities- The Human Marvels

Some call them circus freaks, human oddities and monsters - but they are truly human marvels.

Vivian Wheeler, pictured in has spent most of her life working in circuses and sideshows as a bearded lady Show Photos, Old Photos, Good Woman Quotes, Shaved Hair Cuts, Dark Circus, Human Oddities, Pin Up Girl Vintage, Bearded Lady, Hair Heaven

Vivian Wheeler, pictured in 1992, has spent most of her life working in circuses and sideshows as a bearded lady

Freak shows were very popular in the past. And an actor with a rare physical anomaly could make a circus owner rich. Here are the most famous circus freaks of the past. Freak shows were ve Old Circus, Vintage Circus, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, American Horror Story Freak, Human Oddities, Rare Historical Photos, Circus Theme, Sideshow

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Everyone loves exploiting those who are different, but no one did it quite as well as our friends from yesteryear. Enough chit chat, on with the freak show.

Harry V. Lewis - The Thinnest Man in the World Ad Libs, Muscular Dystrophies, Circus Circus, Big Top, Human Condition, Interesting History, Sideshow, Show Photos, Special People

Billed as the “Thinnest Man in the World,” Harry V. Lewis stood 5 feet, 7 1/2 inches and weighed 80 pounds. He didn’t always hold such a title. Born in 1895 in Leon, Iowa, Lewis was a normal boy until the age of 12. That was when he began to notice weakness in his shoulders and hips. Doctors diagnosed him with a juvenile form of muscular dystrophy. Photo courtesy of the collection of Milo Anthony and Cristina Boothe

Isaac W. Sprague, “The Living Skeleton”, Sprague was born in East Bridgewater MA. His life started normal, he was an active child. At the age of 12 he began rapidly losing weight despite having a healthy appetite. He apparently suffered. Spirit Photography, History Of Photography, East Bridgewater, Ghost Shows, Human Oddities, Flotsam And Jetsam, We Are Family, Photo B, Vintage Circus

Historical Indulgences

"Until the handkerchief of history covers us with its Times New Roman black and white post...