Conjoined Twin Skeleton

Conjoined Twin Skeleton I'm quite certain that this is the example at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.

Mr. & Mrs. Battersby - weighing 69 & 700 lbs (34.5 & 350kg) - Fat Lady and Skeleton Man from the 1860s

"Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean. Battersby - weighing 69 & 700 lbs & - Fat Lady and Skeleton Man from the

In the 1860s, a photographer named Charles Eisenmann photographed thousands of circus freaks.

Fannie Mills, also known as "The Ohio Big Foot Girl." She suffered from a rare disorder known as "Milroy's Disease" which causes uncontrolled growth in the feet and legs.

genetics - ectrodactyly

Ectrodactyly, split hand, cleft hand or lobster claw hand involves the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot and is also known as split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM), or lobster claw syndrome.

The Murder of Lobster Boy Grady Stiles Famous Sideshow Freak Show

So sad that people with genetic differences were once called names such as "Lobster Boy". His NAME was Grady Stiles. He was a human being, not a freak.

Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

I'm so happy that CP treatment is so much more advanced. Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

She actually made a good living this way, at one point taking home 200 dollars a week, or the equivalent of 5,000 dollars a week in today's money, and was able to retire from the sideshow business in 1886, which we're thinking is a happier ending than what other sideshow attractions got back in those days.

15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real

Ella Harper (born in Tennessee in known as the “Camel Girl”, was born with an orthopedic condition that caused her knees to bend backwards, called congenital genu recurvatum. This deformity is very rare.

Grace McDaniels (1888 - August 1958), AKA the "Mule Faced Woman," was born in Numa, Iowa. She was called the Mule faced Woman because, obviously, her face resembled that of a mule's. The reasoning behind this ugly exterior is that she had had lip cancer which caused her lip to swell. After about thirty years, her lip was so swollen that she was able to join a freak show. She was married and had a child. She later retired and moved to Tampa, Florida. She then died of lip cancer in 1958.

Grace McDaniels

Grace McDaniels - August AKA the "Mule Faced Woman," was born in Numa, Iowa.

Lobster Boy Grady Stiles - born with ectrodactyly, where the fingers and toes are fused together to form claw-like extremities

Blanche Dumas was born on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1860, to a French father and a biracial mother. She had a third leg attached to her sacrum, and her two primary legs were said to be imperfectly developed. The third leg was without a mobile joint but had a bend in it where the knee would have been. Her pelvis was wider than normal and she had double genitalia as well as a duplicate bowel and bladder. To the right of her middle leg was the stump of another limb; it's unknown at…

Not long after Blanche Dumas and Juan Baptista dos Santos met in Paris, where she worked as a high-class courtesan, they embarked on an affair, making love with the ferocity only a couple with two penises and two vaginas could muster.

Freaks, 1932

Martha Morris' The Armless Wonder headshot from the 1932 film 'Freaks'

Chicken Man~ Actually a woman. Her name was Minnie, until her affliction spawned her sideshow name 'Koo koo'.

(looks like inspiration for Meep on american horror storry) Koo Koo The Bird Girl - Minnie Woolsey born with Virchow Seckel syndrome. Minnie starred in Freaks and toured in circus freak shows

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