Barney (born 1827) and his older brother Hiram were two mentally impaired dwarves who were born and raised on an Ohio farm. Despite their tiny size:said to stand 4o inches and weigh 45 lbs. Farm labor had made them strong, endowing them with the ability to lift heavy weights (up to 300 lbs) They were given the stage names Waino and Plutanor, two gentlemen from the exotic land of Borneo. Years later, they were hired for P.T. Barnum’s travelling shows. Hiram passed way in 1905; Barney in…
Mary Ann Bevan
Mary Ann Bevan (December 20, 1874 – December 26, 1933), AKA "The Ugliest Woman in the World," was known for being one of the worst looking women Mary was married at age 32, When Mary died, she weighed 168 lbs and was 5 feet 7 inches tall. Mary Ann Webster was born in London, England, as one of 8 children in 1874. She worked as a nurse on her earlier years, and married a greengrocer Thomas Bevan in 1903, thus getting the full name of Mary Ann Bevans. The symptoms of Acromegaly started shortly…
Epic Gallery: 150 Years Of Lesbians And Other Lady-Loving-Ladies | Autostraddle
Photographs of lesbian, bisexual and otherwise-identified women, 1850-1999. Seriously this is really cool.
Scary Vintage Halloween Costumes
Many people keep a bowl of candy by the door during Halloween for the various trick-or-treaters that come calling on October 31st. But if anybody turns up on your doorstep dressed like anyone in the pictures below, it's not candy you're going to need. It's a crucifix and bottle of holy water.
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Koo-Koo the Bird Girl
Her real name was 'Minnie Woolsey and she was born in Georgia in 1880. She was born with Virchow-Seckel syndrome, a condition also known as bird-headed dwarfism. In addition to her unusual face, she was blind, mentally handicapped, toothless, and practically hairless. The story goes that she was rescued from a a Georgia insane asylum by an huckster showman and began her stage career as "Minnie Ha-Ha". She was dressed in a phony American Indian costume and spoke jibberish to sideshow…