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MAXIMO-&-BARTOLA---The-Aztec-Children

MAXIMO & BARTOLA – The Aztec Children

Maximo and Bartola first appeared in 1848. The hoax perpetrated by their handler, in the spirit of shameless promotion, not only sustained their long careers, but also the careers of two generations to come. Maximo and Bartola were born microcephalic and were originally from the village of Decora in St. Salvador. The pair were quite…

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JEFFREY HUDSON – Lord Minimus

The tale of tiny Jeffrey Hudson is unique, to say the least. The tiny man famously known as ‘Lord Minimus’ and considered one of the ‘wonders of the age’ was a member of the royal court, fought in the English civil war, killed a man in an illegal duel, was eventually reviled and spent over…

CAROLINE CRACHAMI - The Sicilian Fairy

CAROLINE CRACHAMI – The Sicilian Fairy

Recently a number of television shows, documentaries and circulating picture sets have generated great interest in the genetic phenomena of primordial dwarfism. These tiny people, these seemingly fragile, delicate and near ethereal human beings conjure images of gossamer fairies and quaint folk stories. Such enchanting imagery is likely the root of this new interest in…

Hiram and Barney - WILD MEN OF BORNEO

Hiram and Barney – WILD MEN OF BORNEO

In typical sideshow fashion, the Wild Men of Borneo were pure gimmick. The Davis Brothers, Hiram and Barney, were not from Borneo at all. Hiram was born in 1825 in England and Barney in 1827 in New York. The dynamic duo were dwarves, each standing only three and a half feet tall. The brothers began…

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SENEB – A Dwarf in Egypt

Seneb was a 4th or early 5th Dynasty dwarf and was chief of the royal wardrobe and priest of the funerary cults of Khufu. A statue still exists of him and it depicts him with his family – including his wife who was of normal stature. Also, the Egyptian gods Bes and Ptah were often…