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Under the Big Top: Kids gathered outside the fat lady exhibit // vintage photography

Alice Elizabeth Doherty (the Minnesota Woolly Girl) was born with a rare condition known as hypertrichosis.

weirdvintage: “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.

I don't understand the pathology of how a partial twin can "grow".   Siamese siblings

Freak shows were very popular in the past. And an actor with a rare physical anomaly could make a circus owner rich. Here are the most famous circus freaks of the past. Freak shows were ve

Melbourne/ Circus / Vintage -Love this! I wonder if I painted this on the entry arch to my kitchen, you think I could get people to stop coming over?

Melbourne / Circus / Vintage: A perfect entrance to a circus. Luna Park in Melbourne

Mumsey after my birth and before she blew it all out with Ann and Mary's tortuous births.

Miss Jenny and her dogs. Probably a vaudeville act. I love the dogs' faces, their perky ears, relaxed postures. No scared or stressed dogs here!

Photographies vintages de Clown pas forcément drôles ~ Le Bouquinovore

Vintage photo of two clowns in New York City. This is why some people are afraid of clowns! Two pierrots in a studio by lovedaylemon.