BARNUMVILLE: Striking Photos of Sideshow Performers

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!


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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