Freakshows

A postcard from “Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth” depicting several different acts from the freak-show:

These are some examples of people with microcephaly that were shown in freakshows as so-called “azteks” or “small heads”:

Postcards:

Flyer:

Illustrations:

an example of a boy with an unusuable skin disorder who was shown as “leopard skin kaffir”:

siamese twins were also often made a living performing in side-shows or freak-shows: