Real American Freak Shows

The Poodle Game


Like vaudeville, prepared creatures additionally figured out how to be a piece of the show. Like Iola and her prepared poodles.

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The Snake Charmer

In any case reptiles regularly held the most appeal for groups of onlookers. What’s more, even the most seasoned of oddity shows commonly emphasized  a snake-charmer noticeably like this daring Victorian woman.

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The Sword Swallower

Fire dance lovers, blade hurlers, and sword swallowers like Professor U. Milse were likewise regular sights in fair monstrosity shows. What’s more, on the off chance that you had no therapeutic diseases or moving and sword gulping aptitudes, you could simply tattoo some way or another in – like Irma Senta who had a tattoo of the side show on her back to hotshot along the edge show.

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The FeeJee Mermaid

PT Barnum’s false Fiji mermaid was the star protest on the monstrosity bazaar scene of the mid twentieth century. Different freakshows had duplicates of the mermaid, other taxidermy animals, or embalmed individuals; yet the Feejee mermaid was the first Freakshow lie put in plain view close by living peculiarities.

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Oddity Shows Today

Oddity shows are still a well known sub-culture today. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has one that is still magnificently out of this world.

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