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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)

MME ABOMAH "THE AFRICAN GIANTESS," : THE TALLEST LADY IN THE WORLD. An African Giantess Abomah, a superb specimen of the African negress, who enjoys the distinction of being the tallest woman living, is now on her way to Liverpool. This extraordinary woman stands over eight feet in height, and can easily support the weight of a man on her outstretched hand. London Tit-Bits ( 7 Sept 1900) : READ MORE HERE WITH PHOTOS.

"Pinheads" Carte de visite, ca. 1865. Pinheads were microcephalic people who were often placed in freak shows and dressed as adult babies. Was this better than an asylum at the time?

Sideshow Freaks: Human Oddity I Cherry Dollface. Shot in Portland or in 2008. Photo: Travis Haight

Circus Preformers Unknown photographer and location According to what was written in the album these are performers from Circus Schumann, a old famous Danish Circus originating from Germany.

Anna Haining Swan (August 6, 1846 – August 5, 1888). Famed for her great height, she was believed to be 2.27 m (7' 5½") at the peak of her stature.