Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Freak Shows of the Past — Two

After Freak Shows of the Past — One, I give you the sequel

Schlitze Schlitzie” Surtees (birth name unknown, possibly Simon Metz) is one of the
most famous
pinhead sideshow performers in history. Born with a condition known
as microcephaly, which is a developmental disorder that causes the skull and brain to
be undersized, he was severely mentally disable and was only four feet tall.

Born in 1862, Joseph John Merrick was known as The Elephant Man

Louise The Leopard Girl was also often referred to as the White Negro due to
— a harmless skin disorder that effects the pigmentation of the skin

Barbara Kettlebell, the 1920s strong woman
Grace McDaniels (March 17, 1888–March 14, 1958) was known as the "Mule-Faced Woman"

Rosa Lee Plemons

Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins
Fedor Adrianovich Jeftichew better known as Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy was a famous
sideshow performer who was brought to the United States of America by P.T. Barnum

Robert Melvin, The Man with Two Faces (afflicted with Neurofibromatosis)

Another capture of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man
Horace Leonard Ridler, The Great Omi or The Zebra Man

The conjoined sisters Rosa and Josepha Blažek were born in Skrejšov, Bohemia
on January 20, 1878



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