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PICKLED PUNKS – Marvels Under Glass

Picked Punks have been a part of every well stocked cabinet of curiosity and perhaps the most controversial of all sideshow exhibits. A ‘Pickled Punk’ is a sideshow…

OLIVER – The Humanzee

A Human Marvel, perhaps? Oliver was different from all other apes, very different. During his initial run in the freak shows of the 1970’s Oliver was billed as…

THE GREAT WALDO – The Regurgitating Geek

Did you know that the word ‘geek’ has its historic foundation in sideshow? Historically, a geek was a sideshow performer who ate bizarre or unexpected things. Waldo’s talent was unique, certainly unique enough to be called ‘Great’.

EARLY UNKNOWN MARVELS

It is somewhat alarming to discover that many individuals born so incredibly different remain relatively unknown to history. Other than the specific nature of their afflictions, old anatomical…

JAMES MORRIS – The Rubber Man

James Morris was born in Copenhagen New York in 1859 and used his unique talent to amuse friends and coworkers from a young age. His ability to stretch…