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TOM JACK – The Ice King

In 1900 a young mystifier took Europe by storm and perplexed Scotland Yard with his ability to escape from all marshal restraints. That man was none other than Ehrich Weiss, the master escape artist better known as Harry Houdini. Houdini actually owed a lot to the human marvels he shared the stage with when he…

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WILLIE & GEORGE MUSE – The Men From Mars

The Muse brothers had an incredible career. The story of the two black albino brothers from Roanoke, Virginia is unique even in the bizarre world of freaks and sideshow. They were initially exploited and then later hailed for their unintentional role in civil rights. Born in the 1890’s the pair were scouted by sideshow agents…

ZEBRA PEOPLE – Piebald

Piebald is a word often used to describe animals with large black and white spots, however in the golden age of sideshow – and even long before that – it was used to describe human beings with this unusual skin condition. Contrary to what one may assume, piebalding is not related to albinism and is…