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0130637
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1975.
American sideshow poster featuring a four-legged woman and a headless woman, c1975.
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0130632
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1955.
American sideshow poster featuring Booptee, the antlered pin-up girl, c1955.
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0130630
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1945.
American sideshow poster for 'The Frog Boy,' c1945.
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0130624
TURTLE BOY, c1895.
George Williams, born with misshapen limbs and standing 18 inches tall, toured with circuses as 'Turtle Boy.' Photograph, c1895.
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0130639
SIDESHOW: CAMEL GIRL, 1886.
Sideshow pitch card featuring Ella Harper, the 'Camel Girl,' 1886.
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0122693
VERMONT: SIDESHOW, 1941.
The 'Fattest Man' sideshow at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Vermont. Photograph by Jack Delano, September 1941.
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0130633
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1965.
Sideshow poster by Snap Wyatt featuring the 'Electric Girl,' c1965.
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0122694
VERMONT: SIDESHOW, 1941.
Banner advertising the main sideshow of 'Human Freaks' at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. Photograph by Jack Delano, September 1941.
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0084716
THE HOTTENTOT VENUS, 1815.
Saartjie Baartman, the 'Hottentot Venus' (1789-1815). Originally from South Africa, Baartman was exhibited as a sideshow attraction in France for her exaggerated physical characteristics. French drawing, 1815.
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0130627
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1965.
Sideshow poster by Snap Wyatt for the 'Human Skeleton,' c1965.
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0130629
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1965.
Sideshow poster by Snap Wyatt, of Sadie, 'The Leopard Woman,' c1965.
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CIRCUS FREAKS, 1857.
The Lucasie Family of Holland, exhibited in P.T. Barnum's American Museum of curios, New York City, 1857.
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0105964
BEARDED FAMILY, 1887.
Pamphlet for 'Barnum's Wonders,' with a bearded man and woman on the cover, 1887.
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0105965
DOG-FACED BOY, 1885.
'Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy,' born Fedor Jeftichejev in Russia. Souvenir booklet cover for Barnum & Bailey's Circus, 1885. Although a success, he never performed for the tsar, as depicted here.
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0121327
CONEY ISLAND: GAME.
Crowd gathered around the Shoot the Freak game on the boardwalk at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, 2009. Full credit: Maggie Downing / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
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0036290
JOSEPH MERRICK (1864-1890).
English medical anomaly, known as the Elephant Man. Wood engraving, 1886.
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0121328
CONEY ISLAND: GAME.
The shooting area of the Shoot the Freak game, in which players shoot paintballs at a human target, at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, 2009. Full credit: Maggie Downing / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserv
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0131122
THE HOTTENTOT VENUS, 1811.
Saartjie Baartman, the 'Hottentot Venus' (1789-1815). Originally from South Africa, Baartman was exhibited as a sideshow attraction in France for her exaggerated physical characteristics. Caricature etching, 1811.
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0036288
JOSEPH MERRICK (1864-1890).
English medical anomaly, known as the Elephant Man. Wood engraving, 1886.
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0085645
ROOSEVELT CARTOON, 1910.
'The Barnum Himself.' Cartoon, 1910, from the weekly 'Fischietto,' Turin, Italy, referring to ex-President Theodore Roosevelt's travels through Europe showing his menagerie of stuffed animals.
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0121915
CONEY ISLAND: GAME.
Crowd outside the Shoot the Freak game, in which players shoot paintballs at a human target, on the boardwalk at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, 2009. Full credit: Maggie Downing / Granger, NYC -- All rig New York. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
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0417940
ARCHAEOLOGY.
Stone with relief depicting fish, peacock and quadruped in relief, sandstone, found in the Christian area of ??the temple of Luxor. Coptic civilization, 6th-7th century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0093932
FREAKS: VIOLIN MASTER.
Man without arms playing the violin with his feet. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0014094
HAIRY FACED BURMESE FAMILY.
The Hairy Faced Burmese Family. Line engraving from an American magazine of 1875.
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0123022
VERMONT STATE FAIR, 1941.
Side show banners and rocket ride at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. Photograph by Jack Delano, September 1941.
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0092866
CHANG (c1840-1893).
Chinese giant, entertainer and merchant. Wood engraving, c1890.
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0093929
FREAKS: MR. NELLIS, c1850.
Mr. Nellis, an American sideshow attraction who could perform various manual activities with his feet. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0093935
SILENT FILM: WHY WORRY?
John Aasen (left) and Harold Lloyd in a scene from the 1923 silent film, 'Why Worry?'
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AMERICAN CIRCUS, c1930.
The sword-swallower and snake charmer of the Sparks Circus performing at an unidentified American town, c1930.
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0014090
DOG-FACED MAN, 1874.
Andrian Jeftichjew, father of Fedor Jeftichjew, the original 'Jo-Jo, the Dog-Faced Boy.' Line engraving, 1874.
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0163965
CONEY ISLAND: SIDE SHOW.
Side show of the human curiosities 'Jolly Trixy' and 'Princess Wee Wee' at Coney Island, Brooklyn. Photograph, c1908.
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0079219
ELEPHANT BOY HOAX, 1887.
'Barnum's big chance. The extraordinary freak of nature to which Mrs. Kretschner of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has just given birth.' An account from the 'Police Gazette,' 1887, of a male infant born at Bridgeport, Connecticut (the home of P.T. Barnum), with an elephant's head and trunk.
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0176278
ROBOT QUADRUPED, 1969.
A prototype robotic quadruped machine developed by General Electrc for the U.S. Army, designed to improve the mobility and materials-handling capabilites of soldiers. Photograph, 1969.
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ROBOT QUADRUPED, 1969.
A prototype robotic quadruped machine developed by General Electrc for the U.S. Army, designed to improve the mobility and materials-handling capabilites of soldiers. Photograph, 1969.
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0105963
LION-FACED MAN, 1907.
Stephan Bibrowsky (1890-1932), known as Lionel the Lion-Faced Man. Sideshow performer with Barnum & Bailey's circus. Photograph, 1907.
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0029636
CHILDBIRTH: ANOMALIES.
'Dorothie, great with childe with manie children.' Woodcut from an English edition of 'Surgery' by Ambroise Pare (1510-1590).
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0121731
CONEY ISLAND: SIDESHOW.
Painted sign for the freak show at the Circus Side Show at 12th Street and Surf Avenue at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, 2009. Full credit: Maggie Downing / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0089382
BEARDED LADY, 1853.
Josephine Boisdechene (Madame Fortune Clofullia), P.T. Barnum's Bearded Lady. Wood engraving, American, 1853.
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0121742
CONEY ISLAND: SIDESHOW.
Nip and Pip, the two-headed person sideshow on 12th Street near Surf Avenue at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, 2009. Full credit: Maggie Downing / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0059609
MONSTERS, 1578.
Broadside announcing the birth of two human monsters, one with a pig's head and the other with the hind part of a calf, printed at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1578.
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