Polaire, Algerian-born French singer and actress, celebrated for her astonishing 14 inch waist . Considerable excitement attached to minute waists and prostitutes kept their corsets on if a client requested this.
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"And you know, the fact is, nobody knew that they were prosthetic legs.They were the star of the show - these wooden boots peeking out from uner this raffia dress. They were legs made for me"- Aimee Mullins. Spring / Summer 1999 show
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"May-Joe" was born on a farm in Ashland County, Ohio, on October 16, 1905, the child - or children - of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ethinger. The child had three buttocks, three legs, all poorly developed, two stomachs, and two sets of kidneys. Most remarkable was the fact that he was a hermaphrodite Exhibited with Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Great Far East shows in 1909.
50 Surprising Photos From The Past. I've seen many pages do this but it always seems to be iconic photos everyone has seen. This one had some different and pretty funny ones.
Antique circus performer card - Miss Mayme Ward
Polaire was the stage name used by French singer and actress Émilie Marie Bouchaud (May 1874 – October She was a tightlacer whose corsetted waist was usually no greater than 14 inches.
Lucia Zarate was genuinely one of the smallest human beings ever recorded…During her period in London she appeared before Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace on February ca. [carte de visite portrait of Lucia Zarate], the London Stereoscopic Co.
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Ella Harper’s tragic condition led her to be known as Camel Girl.
Lucia Zarate (January 1864 - January born in Mexico was considered the smallest woman in history. She died of hypothermia when her circus train became stranded in the snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.