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Circus performer, 1902

juggler if you cant do the tricks on our circus side show we set your head on fire russian state circus disclaimer in employment contract

Siamese Twins Bob and Billy Houston born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Currently performing regularly in the South.

Yeeeeaaah, way down yonder on the chattahoochee...It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie

Siamese Twins Bob and Billy Houston born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Currently performing regularly in the South. Actually this is Cletus & Shorty Play Banjo - Life size sculpture by Tom Kuebler

The Legless Acrobat with his family.

[carte de visite portrait of Eli Bowen,”The Legless Acrobat”, with his wife and child], A. Newman via Jeffrey Kraus, Antique Photographics

Stephan Bibrowski (1891–1932), better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. He toured for many years with Barnum and Bailey Circus and later became a fixture at Coney Island.

The real chewbacca 1897 cabinet card of Stephan Bibrowski, aka Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair; likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis.

Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton.  He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight.  By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs.  He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome.  He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint.  He married twice and had 3 average sized sons.  He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.

Isaac W Sprague Living Skeleton. He was normal until age when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndr

Haunted Houses: LaLaurie Mansion, New Orleans  this one has such a sordid history and probably one of the most haunted in US.

Tour the house of Madame Delphine LaLaurie - 1140 Royal St, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Socialite serial killer who viciously tortured and murdered her slaves and subjected them to torturous medical experiments in the attic of the mansion)

A small boy whose face was ravaged by Congenital Syphilis, which occurs when a child is born to a mother with syphilis. The devestation of this disease was ho

Willie Vicarage, suffering facial wounds in the Battle of Jutland, was one of the first men to receive facial reconstruction using plastic surgery.

Bob Melvin, The Man With Two Faces in Fargo, ND behind the bally in his trailer. (1976)

Carnival sideshow freaks Randal Levenson/Spalding Gray

Bob Melvin, The Man With Two Faces in Fargo, ND behind the bally in his trailer. I wished people wouldn't call them freaks.

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