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Collection of Vintage Circus Sideshow 'Freak' Photos
Collection of Vintage Circus Sideshow 'Freak' Photos


 
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Five 7 x 5 inch photos, each stapled to a 3 x 5 in. index card with typed caption.

Verso: "A Kodak Paper" watermark, penciled annotations (such as "#3 0818")

Photographic reproductions, most likely from the 1960s, possibly compiled as research for a book on vintage circus sideshows. Subjects include Betty Williams and her "Siamese appendage"; Jolly Trixie, "The Circus Fat Girl"; Laurello, "The Man With The Revolving Head; Alice of Dallas, at 685 pounds; and Rosa and Josefa Blazek, Siamese twin sisters. The Blazek caption is particularly interesting, noting that "the child is illegitimate, father offered to marry the mother, but the judge would not permit it, called it bigamy."

An uncommon collection.