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Pip and Flip Snow – The Pinheads of Freaks

  Best known for their heartwarming roles in the 1932 film Freaks, where they starred in scenes alongside fellow famous pinhead Schlitzie, the Snow sisters were well-known staples of the World Circus Sideshow at Coney. Usually promoted professionally as Pip and Flip, Jenny Lee Snow and Elvira Snow were billed as Pip and Zip in…

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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…

ZIP THE PINHEAD – What is it?

A pinhead is a person born with a condition known as microcephaly. It is a neurological disorder and is characterized by a smaller than average head. Biologically, during conception the head fails to grow in time with the face – which continues to develop at a normal rate; this produces a person with a small…