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ABSENCE OF FACE/IDENTITY = J&Peg

ABSENCE OF FACE/IDENTITY = J&Peg

An Album Of Old Fashion Looking Freak Show People

An Album Of Old Fashion Looking Freak Show People

Strange People,Real People,Strange Things,Macabre Fashion,Creepy Circus,Human Oddities,Medical Oddities,Bizarre Pictures,Circus Performers

Amazing Portraits of Lady Sword Swallowers From the 1800s

Amazing Portraits of Lady Sword Swallowers From the 1800s

Sword-swallowing woman, unknown provenance. I prefer photos with some background information that I can track down, but this is such a striking image—especially since it looks like she's wearing a corset or girdle while gargling steel. Takes serious guts!

Fanny Mills, the Bigfoot Lady | 16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

Fanny Mills, the Bigfoot Lady | 16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

I've always liked this photgraph. His eyes are so lovely. Photographed most likely in 1883, when he was 20 years old.

I've always liked this photgraph. His eyes are so lovely. Photographed most likely in 1883, when he was 20 years old.

John Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man," had a terrifying appearance accompanied by an utterly fascinating life.

John Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man," had a terrifying appearance accompanied by an utterly fascinating life.

Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair.  She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”.  At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair.  She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.

Oh. This is very unfortunate. And very scary.

Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. She began exhibiting as a sideshow “freak” at the age of two, and remained in the business until 1915.

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