Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Freak Shows of the Past — Two



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
Vitiligo
— a harmless skin disorder that effects the pigmentation of the skin


Barbara Kettlebell, the 1920s strong woman

















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BIZARRE OLD FAMILY PIX...NOT MY FAMILY



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