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Tanagra — Live Mermaid

Mermaid Baby

The Mermaid

The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN

The Living Skeleton cartes de viste

Isaac W Sprague, Living Skeleton

1890s CIRCUS Gabrielle LIVING HALF LADY FREAK CIRCUS Freakshow Sideshow PERFORMER WOMAN

A completely adorable little circus performer called Little Pierrot, photographed here in the 1900s.

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J Chein & Co. Antique Vintage 1950s Clown Tin Bank

Great photo of circus performer Pansy Chinery c. 1916. Found at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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.

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The Ringling Brothers Miss Otisa!

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A lady of yesteryear's sideshows

Bichon Circus Dog

Vintage strong woman

The bearded lady

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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.