Tanagra mermaid sideshow banner by Fred G. Johnson
Fred Johnson Circus Banner - Tanagra Live Mermaid
The Sideshow Banner Art of Fred G. Johnson
The Living Skeleton with PT Barnum Carte de visite. On the back of this photo is handwritten: "I.W. Sprague Age 29 years Height 5ft 5 1/2 inch Weight 46 lbs"
These siamese twins made a good living performing on the sideshow circuit. Back then, it was the only way they could support themselves. Many called them freaks, but these "freaks" made millions. Most died in obscurity.
Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa Blazeh with Rosa's son, 1910. They lived from 1878-1922. I don't know of any other conjoined twin giving birth.
heracliteanfire: The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN (by Marie Guillaumet)
Strange Little People?
Dolly Dimple, 1949 Circus Poster. I like that they put the disclaimer of "Alive" in the lower right hand corner.
Boy Change To Girl
Voltara — Godess of Light
Lady Loretta The Human Art Gallery