Carny Folk: The World's Weirdest Sideshow Acts

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Here you will see Lionel the Lion-Faced Man, Otis the Frog Boy, Jeanie the Half-Girl, the Human Torso, the ìWhat Is It?î, and more than fifty other legendary sideshow acts. From P. T. Barnum's American Museum in New York City - where he showcased bearded ladies, 'Siamese' twins, 'wild men,' giants, and dwarves - to the traveling oddity museums linked to circuses and carnivals, to a whole new generation of 'carny kids,' the public has always been fascinated with the strange, fantastic, and misunderstood world of the sideshow attraction. This captivating anthology pulls back the curtain on scores of the most famous sideshow celebrities of all time, revealing the astounding, the curious, and the very, very unusual. Step Right Up - You Won't Believe Your Eyes:
  • Chang, the Chinese Giant
  • JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy
  • The Human Tripod
  • Baby Dee
  • The Enigma and Katzen
  • Lobster Boy
  • Sealo the Seal Boy
  • The World's Strangest Married Couples
  • and more!
  • Additional Information

    Author Francine Hornberger
    Publisher Citadel Press
    Page Count 222pp
    Publication Size 6 x 9
    Publication Notes softcover, b/w
    Publication Date 2005
    ISBN 978-0806526614

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