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Francesco Lentini, the three-legged man

Francesco Lentini, the three-legged man

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 (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.

Miss Agnes Schmidt "Rubber-Skinned Girl" or "Elephant Girl," had skin at the top of her legs that was over a foot long, so it stretched far off her body. During the 1930s she performed with the sideshow Ripley's Believe It or Not. She was never married.

Agnes Schmidt

Miss Agnes Schmidt "Rubber-Skinned Girl" or "Elephant Girl," had skin at the top of her legs that was over a foot long, so it stretched far off her body. During the 1930s she performed with the sideshow Ripley's Believe It or Not. She was never married.

Freak Show- the first picture is actually true, everyone technically has a tail in rare occasions it fully forms. These are all true defects of life.

An Album Of Old Fashion Looking Freak Show People

Freak Show- the first picture is actually true, everyone technically has a tail in rare occasions it fully forms. These are all true defects of life.

STRANGE CIRCUS FREAKS - BIG TALL AND SMALL!

STRANGE CIRCUS FREAKS - BIG TALL AND SMALL!

"The Pierced Man"

"The Pierced Man"

A Fat Man and a Little Woman  real photograph postcard, 5.25 x 3.25 inches, circa 1910  photographer: unknown

A Fat Man and a Little Woman real photograph postcard, 5.25 x 3.25 inches, circa 1910 photographer: unknown

Mary Ann Bevan (December 20, 1874 – December 26, 1933), AKA "The Ugliest Woman in the World," was known for being one of the worst looking women ever. The reason she had this ugly appearance is because she had Acromegaly, a disease making you grow rapidly. Mary was married at age 3s, the same year that she started getting symptoms of the disease. When Mary died, she weighed 168 lbs and was 5 feet 7 inches tall, which was short for someone with acromegaly.

Mary Ann Bevan

Mary Ann Bevan (December 20, 1874 – December 26, 1933), AKA "The Ugliest Woman in the World," was known for being one of the worst looking women ever. The reason she had this ugly appearance is because she had Acromegaly, a disease making you grow rapidly. Mary was married at age 3s, the same year that she started getting symptoms of the disease. When Mary died, she weighed 168 lbs and was 5 feet 7 inches tall, which was short for someone with acromegaly.

Originally known as the Infant Esau, a name that refers to the very hairy biblical grandson of Abraham, Annie Jones first appeared at Barnum’s New York City Dime Museum, where at the age of nine, she was given a contract for an astronomical $150 a week, and put on retainer.

Originally known as the Infant Esau, a name that refers to the very hairy biblical grandson of Abraham, Annie Jones first appeared at Barnum’s New York City Dime Museum, where at the age of nine, she was given a contract for an astronomical $150 a week, and put on retainer.

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 (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.

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