The history of the Freak Show and the legendary freaks who promoted the popular attractions - Altered Dimensions Paranormal
Freak shows were popular attractions during the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries until changes in societal attitudes towards handicapped persons and tightening of local laws prohibiting “exhibition of deformed human beings” led to the decline of the freak show as a form of entertainment. Featuring attractions such as deformed humans and animals, unusual physical performers, “pickled punks” (abnormal fetuses preserved in glass jars), and occasional hoaxes, the freak show has captivated…
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The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN by kReEsTaL, via Flickr (I don't know what to feel about this, the way she gets the attention, is it good or bad? Either way the history of it is fun)
Emilisa cabinet card. Emilie and Elisabeth (known collectively as "Emilisa") Stoll were born in Vilbel, Germany, near Frankfurt, on January 17, 1912. They were conjoined at the top of the head, facing opposite directions. They lived at least to the age of 23 months
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Circus Freak India Twin siamese brothers Peroomal & Samy original 1910s postcard
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Louis Cyr (1863-1912) - "World's Strongest Man" - Cabinet Card
I found this card in a box of sports related photographs and realized I had never posted it. It shows Louis Cyr, born Cyprien-Noé in Quebec, Canada. Ben Weider called him the strongest man ever to have lived. More information on his life can be found on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Cyr This photograph by S. Labonte of Southbridge, Mass. shows Cyr with his wife and daughter, costumed for a stage performance. It is obvious that he took his motto "Strong men eat" to heart!