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Francesco Lentini, the three-legged man

Glamour shots of carnival "freaks" of the 1800s were oddly touching

In the a photographer named Charles Eisenmann photographed thousands of circus freaks. This is Three legged man

Glamour shots of carnival "freaks" of the 1800s were oddly touching

Glamour shots of carnival "freaks" of the 1800s were oddly touching

"The Wild Men of Borneo." Photo By Charles Eisenmann (he photographed sideshow performers seeking portraits for their résumés in the later half of the

Circus Freak MISS ROSINA Armless Legless woman Lady original old 1910s postcard

Miss Rosina (Rose Foster – aka Mermaidia, Miss Tiny) toured throughout Europe…

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Photographer Charles Eisenmann began photographing portraits of show people from…

Three Legged Wonder, Francesco A. Lentini

ittoitto: “ “Three Legged Wonder, Francesco A. Lentini” “even with three legs, he still didn’t have a pair” “He was born with three legs, two sets of genitals and one rudimentary foot growing from the.

cabbagingcove:  Wallonian Costumery Traditional Wallonian festival costume from the late 1800s. Photograph taken in Brussels, Belgium. via

Holy mother of hats! - Gille - carneval of Binche, Belgium

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Original c.1890 cabinet card photo of The Tocci Brothers, Italian born conjoined twins. Here they are shown in a photo studio with their brother.

Rare Cabinet Card of Victorian Siamese Twins / Circus and Sideshow Freaks

1890 Cabinet Card of Victorian Siamese Twins The Tocci Brothers, Italian born conjoined twins. / Circus and Sideshow Freaks

Violet and Daisy Hilton, arguably the most famous conjoined twins seen here in a promotional pitchcard from 1914.

Violet Daisy Hilton, arguably the most famous conjoined twins seen here in a promotional pitchcard from

Anna Swan, late 1800s, Nova Scotia

the fabulously tall Anna Swan, late Nova Scotia This is an ancestor of mine on Mom's side! ( Also my Great, great, great Aunt.

16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

Mickey Mignon, "The Penguin Lady" and her husband, Earl Davis, "Hoppy The Frog Boy" married in 1950 after years of success on the sideshow circuit.

1897 cabinet card of Stephan Bibrowski, better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis.

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.

Vintage freak shows and circus. Real life troll babies ...

Vintage freak shows and circus. Real life troll babies ...

Just couldn't kick the habit!

Reproduction prints from vintage photos of circus, freak show and sideshow oddities.

Johnny Eck (1911-1991) was born with sacral agenesis and had no legs. He had a twin brother Robert, seen here.  He walked on his hands and had such a strong upper body he could do a one-armed handstand.  The brothers joined the sideshow at age 12.  They started in a magician's act where Robert was 'sawed in half' and Johnny jumped up and ran about, which was a great hit even though it left some running for the exit.  The brothers never married and retired together in a home in Baltimore.

johnny eck born with sacral agenesis and had no legs, pictured with his twin brother robert. the brothers joined the sideshow at age they started in a magician's act where robert was 'sawed in half' and johnny jumped up and ran about

ca. 1880, [portrait of a bearded woman, “Mrs. A., Elk County, P.A., Age 24”],  I.W. Taber & Co.  via the Slideshow Ephemera Gallery

tuesday-johnson: ca. [portrait of a bearded woman, “Mrs., Elk County, P. Taber & Co. via the Slideshow Ephemera Gallery

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