The Living Skeleton cartes de viste
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. that must have been an uncomfortable conception.
Vintage strong woman
"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?
Koo Koo the Bird Girl
Sideshow Freaks: Human Oddity I Cherry Dollface. Shot in Portland or in 2008. Photo: Travis Haight
A beautiful portrait of the sideshow entertainer, Miss Millie La Mar, the Albino Mind Reader