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Freak Show: Most Famous Circus Sideshow Performers

Wang the human unicorn, a man born with a horn

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Human oddity: half man - half woman. Bobby Kork was born a man and chose to become androgynous. He was a very popular performer in the 1940’s and was admittedly gay.

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Quintuple skull

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Reuters: Skull of R.C. Black's last ex-husband has been found and donated to the Idiot and Cretin Institute of Detroit.

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'If you were to swap your hands and your feet for that of an animal, which would you choose?' I'm guessing he chose a pig and a thalidomide ridden monkey?

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weirdvintage: Meribeth Old is one of the most famous and most talented American contortionists of all time, performed during the 1950’s

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HUMAN ODDITIES - Digital Printable Collage Sheet - Vintage Circus Freakshow Performers, Freaks & Geeks, Unusual Beauty, Digital Download

HUMAN ODDITIES ... vintage sideshow freakshow circus performers. Digital Printable Collage Sheet

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double tongue More

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Polydactyly is a condition in which extra digits are present. In the majority of cases the extra digit is unusable and removed at an early age. Polydactyly is relatively rare in humans, but incredibly common in cats, and it’s not unusual for them to have three or more extra digits on each paw.

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THE CIRCUS SIDESHOWS OF THE LATE 1800s AND EARLY 1900s

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