MADEMOISELLE GABRIELLE – The Half-Woman

Mademoiselle Gabrielle was a legless marvel from the early 1900’s. She was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1884 and began her freak show and exhibition career at the…

STANLEY BERENT - Sealo the Seal Boy

STANLEY BERENT – Sealo the Seal Boy

Stanislaus Berent was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 24, 1901. ‘Stanley’s’ stunted arms, a condition known as phocomelia, were due to a genetic fault and likely not…

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CARL UNTHAN – The Armless Fiddler

Carl Herman Unthan was born on April 5th, 1848 in Sommerfield, East Prussia. Some stories claim that he was very nearly smothered by the delivering midwife, a popular…

NIKOLAI KOBELKOFF – The Human Trunk

Born on July 22, 1851 in Siberia, Russia, Nikolai Wassiljewittsch Kobelkoff was the fourteenth child of normal parents. He was born without limbs, as a living torso.

JOHNNY ECK – The Half-Man

  On August 27, 1911 Amelia and John Eckhardt welcomed the birth of twin sons. The two would have been nearly identical if little John Jr. had been…