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Norman’s Ghost Show c. 1900 This sideshow attraction was run by Tom Norman, an infamous British showman who managed John Merrick (a.k.a. The Elephant Man) for a short time. P.T. Barnum referred to Norman as the ‘Silver King’. (via) (via)

Roover Madame Zita Fortune Teller Machine~Image © Randy Inman Auctions Inc.

Colney Hatch Asylum. A photo of a patient up a tree, with a bunch of asylum attendants standing around... they have attached bedsheets to the tree with ropes in case the patient jumps.