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  • Maggledy MacCampbell

    "Thats Myrtle Corbin, who was born in 1868 as a dipygus, which is a medical term for Is that an extra pelvis? Myrtle spent her early years in a circus sideshow but later married a doctor, raised five children (using both of her two functional reproductive systems), lived to the age of 60." As someone who's been fascinated by clothing life-long, I find it interesting that someone must have knit socks for the extra, teensy legs. Yah, I know that's knot roight.

  • Savanna Dance

    VICTORIAN CURIOSITY FOUR LEGGED GIRL CIRCUS SIDESHOW FREAKSHOW FREAK SHOW - I've seen others that looked more realistic than this. Lucky for her the styles of the time allowed for this to be covered.

  • Yanina Campbell

    Josephine Myrtle Corbin "The Four Legged Girl from Texas" (1868- 1928) born with dipygus, giving her two seperate pelvises. Had 2 functional reproductive systems. Myrtle spent her early years in a circus sideshow but later married a doctor. She raised five children and during her births of those 5 children, some came from one system and others from the other (using both of her two functional reproductive systems) and lived to the age of 60.

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Josephine Myrtle Corbin "The Four Legged Girl from Texas" (1868- 1928) born with dipygus, giving her two seperate pelvises. Had 2 functional reproductive systems. During her births of her 5 children, some came from one system and others from the other.

we must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation ― carol bellamy | eight year old coal miner | usa, early 1900s

This boy named Herre died in 1873 at the age of two years and a half. The photo was found in his father's diary, which mentions the following: "We had one portrait made in his bed after he died by Ephraim. Later he put the head on a portrait of his child, wearing Herre's clothes, which became quite good". A very unusual example of early photoshopping avant la lettre!

This is a photo of a 19 year old girl who stopped aging at age 2 being held by her 17 year old younger sister.

Jenny Cockell was just an ordinary Northamptonshire housewife. She was also a mother of two children, But there was nothing ordinary about her. Over the next few years, she not only believed that she had lived before, as an Irish woman called Mary Sutton who was born in 1897, but she 'found' her children still living in Ireland.

Howard A. Irwin. Howard is no longer the "missing person". He is someone who, through a bizarre series of events, never boarded Titanic, made it home to the US, eventually married and lived to his 60s.

That's Robert Wadlow of Alton, Illinois, widely believed to be the tallest man who ever lived, at 8 feet 11 inches. He weighed almost 500 pounds and had size 37AA shoes.

Diana Fletcher was a Black Indian who lived with the Kiowa by spiralsheep, via Flickr Visit us. buckweed.org. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

Bob & his fiddle in old Georgia. Once "freed," many ex-slaves had no place else to call home except that they remain in the very same houses that had been built some time before the Civil War.

In 1809, 46 year old Jane Todd Crawford rode 60 miles on horseback to see Dr. Ephraim McDowell who removed a 22 lb ovarian tumor through a 9" incision in 25 minutes (before anesthesia and antiseptic). Within a few weeks she got back on the horse, rode home, and lived another 22 years.

Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.

Women from India, Japan, and Syria who completed their education as physicians in Philadelphia, 1885