P. T. Barnums 10 Most Famous Human Freak Show Attractions

P. T. Barnums 10 Most Famous Human Freak Show Attractions

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During the 1800s, Phineas Taylor Barnum – better known as “P.T. Barnum” – became famous as “The Great American Showman.” Barnum specialized in displaying odd and intriguing attractions to audiences who were eager to pay to see something out of the ordinary.


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Source/Further reading:

https://daily.jstor.org/joice-heth-how-an-elderly-slave-launched-p-t-barnum-career/
https://youtu.be/CShh8uAXZg0
http://www.barnum-museum.org/manmythlegend.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavinia_Warren
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtle_Corbin
https://youtu.be/stXcSdV7IeU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip_the_Pinhead
https://youtu.be/vufdRHu5Mig
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetra-amelia_syndrome
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Men_of_Borneo
https://youtu.be/TKmkWbbzxJU
https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypertrichosis
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1351212
https://youtu.be/blLp1iP1aPo
https://www.mndassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/02D-Progressive-muscular-atrophy.pdf
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PT_Barnum_1851-crop.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barnum_Courier,_1883.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joice_heth_poster.jpeg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_S._Stratton,_a_dwarf_known_as_General_Tom_Thumb,_age_Wellcome_V0007333.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Sherwood_Stratton.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PT_Barnum_and_General_Tom_Thumb_by_Root,_c1850.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tom_Thumb_ca_1863.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2722108075
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lavinia_Warren_-_Brady-Handy.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myrtle_Corbin.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myrtle_Corbin_by_JR_Applegate_c1880.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Microcephaly-comparison-500px.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zip_the_pinhead.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poster_-_Freaks_02.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Randian.1906.jpg

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