Neatorama Posts Tagged "sideshow"
The Coney Island Sideshow That Saved Babies

In the early 20th century, you could see exhibits...  ...t made sense to commit their struggling baby to a sideshow . Each incubator was more than 5ft (1.5m) tall, m...  ...them look even smaller. Read about Couney and his sideshow

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/25/The-Coney-Island-Sideshow-That-Saved-Babies/
The Texas Giants...

Franklin and Penelope Shields worked the land in T...  ...our of the men to tour in his Barnum & Bailey sideshow as "The Texas Giants." We know everything in Texa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/The-Texas-Giants/
Stories of Performers in "Freak Shows" of the Past...

Tragically, people with deformities, biological ab...  ...ht, sold and exhibited in "freak shows" or circus sideshows . The popularity of this practice first took off i...  ...welve. At thirteen she left home to travel with a sideshow . Initially exhibited doing everyday tasks, Biffin...  ...der. Eventually, Bif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/05/Stories-of-Performers-in-Freak-Shows-of-the-Past/
Willie and George Muse: The Men From Mars...

Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers...  ...they would later be made out to be. Circuses and sideshows tried to recruit them, and when that failed, the...  ...that failed, the two young boys were kidnapped by sideshow agents in 1899 and shopped around to various trav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Willie-and-George-Muse-The-Men-From-Mars/
Julia Pastrana Buried 153 Years After Her Death...

Julia Pastrana, once known as "the ugliest woman in the world," was born in 1834 with hypertrichosis terminalis, meaning her entire body was covered with hair several inches long. She also had a deformed mouth with huge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/13/Julia-Pastrana-Buried-153-Years-After-Her-Death/
General Tom Thumb...

You've heard of General Tom Thumb, one of P.T. Barmnum's most famous human exhibits. But how much do you really know about the man born Charles Sherwood Stratton in 1838? When he was discovered at the age of four by P....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/10/general-tom-thumb/
Bearded Lady Reunited with Son...

Richard Lorenc never knew his biological mother, a...  ...pitalizing on her condition. She began working in sideshows at an early age, earning money to send home to he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/17/bearded-lady-reunited-with-son/
The Top Ten Strongmen...

Over the last couple hundred years, many men made a living demonstrating feats of strength, by wrestling, weightlifting, or other stunts such as pulling trains. Ask Men has a list of the ten most memorable, including The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/07/the-top-ten-strongmen/
BARNUMVILLE: Striking Photos of Sideshow Performers

Photographer Matt Hoyle was lucky enough to get...  ...lucky enough to get some of the most interesting sideshow performers and characters still working in the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/barnumville-striking-photos-of-sideshow-performers/
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