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COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, 1893.
View of the midway at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, 1893. Oil oover photograph.
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RABELAIS: GARGANTUA, 1873.
The people of Paris marvel at Gargantua. Wood engraving, 1873, after Gustave Doré for 'Gargantua and Pantagruel' by François Rabelais.
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SIDESHOW POSTER, c1965.
Sideshow poster by Snap Wyatt for the 'Human Skeleton,' c1965.
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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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SIDESHOW POSTER, c1945.
American sideshow poster for 'The Frog Boy,' c1945.
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SIDESHOW POSTER, c1975.
American sideshow poster featuring a four-legged woman and a headless woman, c1975.
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RABELAIS: GARGANTUA.
Parisian throngs in awe of Gargantua at Notre-Dame. Wood engraving, 1873, after Gustave Doré for 'Gargantua and Pantagruel' by François Rabelais.
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0130633
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1965.
Sideshow poster by Snap Wyatt featuring the 'Electric Girl,' c1965.
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SIDESHOW POSTER, c1955.
American sideshow poster featuring Booptee, the antlered pin-up girl, c1955.
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SIDESHOW: CAMEL GIRL, 1886.
Sideshow pitch card featuring Ella Harper, the 'Camel Girl,' 1886.
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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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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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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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0130629
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1965.
Sideshow poster by Snap Wyatt, of Sadie, 'The Leopard Woman,' c1965.
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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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DOG-FACED BOY.
Feodor Jeftichew (1868-1904), known as Jo-Jo the Dog-faced Boy. Photographed 1890s.
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LOUISIANA: SIDESHOW, 1938.
Snake eater at a fair in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Photograph by Russell Lee, November 1938.
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MUSEUM OF ANATOMY AD, 1869.
Advertisement for the New York Museum of Anatomy, Science and Art, 1869.
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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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0121747
CONEY ISLAND: SIDESHOWS.
Painted signs above the Nip and Pip two-headed person sideshow on 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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SALVATION ARMY SIDESHOW.
Three soldiers, a Native American, a dwarf, and a Turk, perform a musical sideshow at a Salvation Army meeting at Lake Bluff, Illinois. Wood engraving, American, 1894.
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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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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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ALFRED DREYFUS (1859-1935).
French army officer. Museum of Horrors. A Ball at the Elysée: anti-Dreyfus, anti-semitic French lithograph, 1900, showing, among others, Emile Zola, right, as a pig, and Alfred Dreyfus next to him.
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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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0130631
SIDESHOW POSTER, c1975.
American sideshow poster featuring a snake charmer and a sword swallower, c1975.
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SILENT FILM: WHY WORRY?
John Aasen (left) and Harold Lloyd in a scene from the 1923 silent film, 'Why Worry?'
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0130628
JAMES W. COFFEY (1852-?).
American sideshow performer, known as 'The Skeleton Dude.' Photograph, c1895.
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0097709
COUNTY FAIR, 1938.
Sideshow attraction at a county fair in central Ohio. Photograph by Ben Shahn in 1938.
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0130623
ANNIE JONES (c1865-1902).
Bearded Lady with P.T. Barnum's circus. Photograph, c1895.
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BEARDED LADY.
Barbara Urselin, a bearded woman exhibited in Europe in 1655: wood engraving.
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0121904
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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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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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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0130638
THREE-LEGGED MAN, c1915.
Pitch card featuring Francesco A. Lentini, a Sicilian-born three-legged man who toured with circuses, c1915.
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0121733
CONEY ISLAND: SIDESHOW.
Banner for Sideshow School at the Circus Side Show at 12th Street and Surf Avenue. Photograph, 2009. Full credit: Maggie Downing / Granger, NYC -- All rig New York.
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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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CHANG (c1840-1893).
Chinese giant, entertainer and merchant. Wood engraving, c1890.
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0093936
ELI BOWEN, c1880.
Eli Bowen, the wonderful man, with his wife and child. Original cabinet photograph, c1880.
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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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