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"Princess Tiny" a circus performer with P. T. Barnum- Cabinet portrait of  Age 18 Years, Height 21 Inches, Weight 15lbs, by Wendt, Boonton, NJ. Princess Tiny's true name was May Trudgen.

"Princess Tiny" a circus performer with P. T. Barnum- Cabinet portrait of Age 18 Years, Height 21 Inches, Weight 15lbs, by Wendt, Boonton, NJ. Princess Tiny's true name was May Trudgen.

Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa, with Rosa's son, in 1910.

Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa, with Rosa's son, in 1910.

Vintage Gal: The Pierced Man, a circus performer from the 30’s.

Vintage Gal: The Pierced Man, a circus performer from the 30’s.

Miss Agnes Schmidt, AKA "Rubber-Skinned Girl" or "Elephant Girl," had skin at the top of her legs that was over a foot long, so it stretched far off her body. During the 1930s she performed with the sideshow Ripley's Believe It or Not. She was never married.

Agnes Schmidt

Miss Agnes Schmidt, AKA "Rubber-Skinned Girl" or "Elephant Girl," had skin at the top of her legs that was over a foot long, so it stretched far off her body. During the 1930s she performed with the sideshow Ripley's Believe It or Not. She was never married.

John Williams, in his own words: "I am known as...the Human Alligator or Crocodile Boy. I was born [in] 1884, in the condition you see me now...The doctors find by X-Ray examination that my heart, liver, & lungs are located nearly 4 inches lower in my body than the ordinary person; you can see my heart beating way down in the pit of my stomach. My skin all over my body is heavily scaled like that of an alligator. I generally shed my entire skin every 3 months."

John Williams, in his own words: "I am known as...the Human Alligator or Crocodile Boy. I was born [in] 1884, in the condition you see me now...The doctors find by X-Ray examination that my heart, liver, & lungs are located nearly 4 inches lower in my body than the ordinary person; you can see my heart beating way down in the pit of my stomach. My skin all over my body is heavily scaled like that of an alligator. I generally shed my entire skin every 3 months."

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this man is an example of acromegaly.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this man is an example of acromegaly.

Alice E. Doherty, también conocida en el escenario como “El bebé de lana de Minnesota”

Estas antiguas fotos de artistas de circo te darán escalofríos

Alice E. Doherty, también conocida en el escenario como “El bebé de lana de Minnesota”

You may be cool, but you will never be sitting on a throne made of lions cool.

You may be cool, but you will never be sitting on a throne made of lions cool.

1905 big cat tamer show that getting 13 live lions to shut up and pose is no problem

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