BARNUMVILLE: Striking Photos of Sideshow Performers

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Photographer Matt Hoyle was lucky enough to get some of the most interesting sideshow performers and characters still working in the industry to his NY Studio. Matt gave them a slightly vintage look of the 1940's era when the so-called "Freak Shows" were popular forms of entertainment. Over three weeks he photographed 30 people including a giant, little people, a fat lady (it's what she calls herself), sword swallowers, knife throwers, human blockheads, lobster clawed man, a serpent lady and more!

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Previously at Neatorama: Matt Hoyle's Encounters and Vintage Boxers.

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He makes them all look like normal people- which is exactly what they are. You wouldn't look twice at most of them if you saw then in the street.

Except maybe Zelda.
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