Francesco Lentini with 3 legs, 4 feet, 2 penises.

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.

Johnny Eck (1911-1991) was born with sacral agenesis and had no legs. He had a twin brother Robert, seen here.  He walked on his hands and had such a strong upper body he could do a one-armed handstand.  The brothers joined the sideshow at age 12.  They started in a magician's act where Robert was 'sawed in half' and Johnny jumped up and ran about, which was a great hit even though it left some running for the exit.  The brothers never married and retired together in a home in Baltimore.

johnny eck born with sacral agenesis and had no legs, pictured with his twin brother robert. the brothers joined the sideshow at age they started in a magician's act where robert was 'sawed in half' and johnny jumped up and ran about

The Mexican Twins (joigned together by a band of flesh) Mary and Arrita (real photograph postcard, ca. 1915, photographer: unknown). They were born in Mexico.

The Mexican Twins (joigned together by a band of flesh) Mary and Arrita (real photograph postcard, ca. They were born in Mexico.

Vintage photo 1860s TOM THUMB & WIFE As Young Children Tom Thumb,Miss Lavinia / Warren The Giant / barnum circus

Vintage photo TOM THUMB & WIFE As Young Children Tom Thumb,Miss Lavinia / Warren The Giant /. Interesting how there used to be little difference between adult & children's clothing designs.

Three Legged Wonder, Francesco A. Lentini

ittoitto: “ “Three Legged Wonder, Francesco A. Lentini” “even with three legs, he still didn’t have a pair” “He was born with three legs, two sets of genitals and one rudimentary foot growing from the.

Born with a rare genetic mutation, little Josephine Boisdechêne, by the age of eight, already sported a beard two inches long. By the time she was fourteen, her Swiss father was accompanying her on Eu

Madame Clofullia, The Bearded Lady

Sideshow Stars - PROJECT B - Vintage Photographs, Curatorial Projects & Limited Edition Prints

Barney (born 1827) and his older brother Hiram were two mentally impaired dwarves who were born and raised on an Ohio farm.  Despite their tiny size:said to stand 4o inches and weigh 45 lbs. Farm labor had made them strong, endowing them with the ability to lift heavy weights (up to 300 lbs) They were given the stage names Waino and Plutanor, two gentlemen from the exotic land of Borneo. Years later, they were hired for P.T. Barnum’s travelling shows. Hiram passed way in 1905; Barney in…

Barney (born and his older brother Hiram were two mentally impaired…

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(looks like inspiration for Meep on american horror storry) Koo Koo The Bird Girl - Minnie Woolsey born with Virchow Seckel syndrome. Minnie starred in Freaks and toured in circus freak shows

PJ Barnum and Feejee Maiden

John Robinson’s Ten Big Shows circa 1900 - 1910 There is those who really appreciate that which is strange or unusual.

Circus Freak Alps Giants HUGO Brothers Tall man original old 1910s postcard

*Circus Freak Alps Giants HUGO Brothers Tall man original old postcard

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