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Freak Show: Most Famous Circus Sideshow Performers

Wang the human unicorn, a man born with a horn

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Human oddity: half man - half woman. Bobby Kork was born a man and chose to become androgynous. He was a very popular performer in the 1940’s and was admittedly gay.

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Reuters: Skull of R.C. Black's last ex-husband has been found and donated to the Idiot and Cretin Institute of Detroit.

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'If you were to swap your hands and your feet for that of an animal, which would you choose?' I'm guessing he chose a pig and a thalidomide ridden monkey?

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weirdvintage: Meribeth Old is one of the most famous and most talented American contortionists of all time, performed during the 1950’s

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HUMAN ODDITIES - Digital Printable Collage Sheet - Vintage Circus Freakshow Performers, Freaks & Geeks, Unusual Beauty, Digital Download

HUMAN ODDITIES ... vintage sideshow freakshow circus performers. Digital Printable Collage Sheet

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Polydactyly is a condition in which extra digits are present. In the majority of cases the extra digit is unusable and removed at an early age. Polydactyly is relatively rare in humans, but incredibly common in cats, and it’s not unusual for them to have three or more extra digits on each paw.

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THE CIRCUS SIDESHOWS OF THE LATE 1800s AND EARLY 1900s

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Myostatin - freak - Nature Rarities and Human Oddities

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Freaks, Human Oddities, Freak Shows and Side Shows: Part I - Famous Freaks

Lobster Boy - another vintage circus "freak" He was a horrible abusive man to his family, ended up murdered. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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Human+Oddities | Sideshow Freaks: Human Oddity I

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Deformed human skull from Depuytren's museum

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Ella Ewing - Missouri Giantess, reportedly stood 8 feet 4 1/2 inches tall. c. 1902

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Child with Vitiligo, 1786 (oil on canvas) Brazilian School, (18th century) loc: Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine, Paris, France

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Sedlec Ossuary - a Catholic church in Prague, decorated with human skeletons.

Sedlec Ossuary - a Catholic church in Prague, decorated with human skeletons.

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FFFFOUND! | Nature Rarities and Human Oddities - Famous Freaks of ...

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Edward Mordrake: Was a 19th Century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his "devil twin" removed,

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The Hugo brothers sideshow Giants from the Alps postcard c. 1910s.

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Human Fetal Skeleton in Glass Womb on Stand (yes, creepy...but i would so want this in your study)

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Deformed Eyes....they are actually kinda pretty and remind me of demons

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Elizabeth Lyska (1878-1896) was a Russian teenager who was taller than seven feet. After her father died, Elizabeth toured Europe as a human oddity, to support her mother and siblings. She died at home, at age 19. Elizabeth Lyska is the subject of an art installation in Seattle right now, by paper artist Patty Grazini. (From the blog Letterology)

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