Vintage Photos of Sideshow Circus People Will Give You Nightmares

By | October 17, 2014

Back in the day, these poor, deformed people were used in circuses around the world.

Lucia Zarate is the smallest person to have ever lived. Seen here, she is 18 years old and only weighed 4lbs!

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The living skeleton

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Legless acrobat with his family

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John Jennings aka the Modern Samson

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Four Legged Woman

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Deformed performers

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Artoria Gibbon the tattooed woman who back then was observed as a freak, but would have fit right in to our era!

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Annie Jones the American bearded woman

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Unzie the Albino

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Two headed man

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The Minnesota Woolly Baby

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Sideshow boxers

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Pierced Man

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Performer with hand and feet deformities

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Mike, the headless chicken who managed to survive without his head for 18 months

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Scary AND sad all at the same time but at least we know that in our day, these people would not be treated this way! Don’t forget to share on Facebook by clicking the button below:)