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Disturbingly Odd People from the Past

I got nothin'. Circus 'freaks' were popular subjects for early photographers, so I am guessing that is what we're looking at here.

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Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman Myrtle's extra legs belonged to her dipygus twin sister. Myrtle worked for P. Barnum and Ringling Bros and often dressed her extra feet in shoes and stockings. Myrtle later married a doctor and had five children.

Frank Lentini, also known under the name of "The Great Lentini" Francesco Lentini was born in 1889 on the Italian island of Sicily. He had the distinction of having a third leg, not there or you might think, because she went out of her back, attached to his spine. This defect is the result of a parasitic twin that stopped growing in the womb of the mother. Coming from a family of 12 children, Francesco was abandoned by his parents as rejected and monster Treaty. Collected in a boarding…

Francesco Lentini the 'three-legged man', born 1889 in Sicily. His twin brother, who consisted of a leg and a set of genitals, was born attached to Francesco’s spine.

In the history of the world, little Pauline Musters is the smallest mature woman ever officially recorded. Pauline was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having stood only 1 foot 11.2 inches in height.

In the history of the world, little Pauline Musters is the smallest mature woman ever officially recorded. Pauline was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having stood only 1 foot inches in height.

Stephan Bibrowski (1891-1932) of Poland was known as Lionel the lion-faced boy.  He had the rare genetic disease hypertrichosis, which causes the entire body to be covered with a thick coat of hair. He was well-educated and spoke five languages.  He was also impeccably dressed as can been seen here.  After a long, successful career in the circus, he died at age 41 of a heart attack.

Stephan Bibrowsky was an exquisitely dressed, educated, intelligent person who spoke five languages.