Polycephalic (2 headed) calf postcard. (Via eBay)
Monkey business part IV.
Fred G. Johnson is considered to be one of the finest sideshow banner painters in the history of the circus and sideshow world. He had a 65-year career of banner painting. He was the oldest living sideshow banner artist until his death at 98 years old in 1990.
I want all of these.
Antique cabinet card with a photograph of a taxidermied deformed dog.
Krao aka The Missing Link & Farini
Liverpool, England, Late 1800s.
ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage portrait of “half a woman” on a table]
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. (via)
Sideshow Snake Guy