Sideshow Freaks: Human Oddity I  Cherry Dollface. Shot in Portland or in 2008.  Photo: Travis Haight

Sideshow Freaks: Human Oddity I Cherry Dollface. Shot in Portland or in Photo: Travis Haight (I took a hair and makeup class from her, and she's one of the nicest people I've ever met)

Original cabinet card portrait by the NY photographer Charles Eisenmann. Eisenmann was well know for his portraits of circus acts "freaks". Found in Indiana.

Original cabinet card portrait by the NY photographer Charles Eisenmann. Eisenmann was well know for his portraits of circus acts "freaks". Found in Indiana. Possibly one of the Sutherland sisters.

A picture in Mike Parker's 'The World's Most Fantastic Freaks' which claims this photo is of Maria de Jesus, born in 1964, who lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  I've tried to find information about her on the internet but have, so far, drawn a blank.

Photo accompanying a Magazine article from 1976 regarding Maria de Jesus, the "Brazilian Monkey Girl"

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

Hairy baby In the a photographer named Charles Eisenmann photographed thousands of circus freaks/sideshow performers

kookoo the bird girl human oddity freak

Minnie Woolsey [Koo Koo, the Bird Girl] was born in Georgia in It is generally believed that Minnie was born with Virchow-Seckel syndrome

Freaks (1932) Prince Randian .... In this movie about circus freaks...this man with no arm or legs is amazing to watch how he lights a cigarette.

Prince Randian Born in British Guyana, Randian was discovered by P. Barnum in and he toured American sideshows in the as the Living Torso, “the human caterpillar who crawls on his belly like a reptile.


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