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Oddities Collection

Background imageOddities Collection: Fat Lucy Moore

Fat Lucy Moore
Lucy Moore, the American Fat Girl, weighs 292 kg (46 stone) and is still growing. Where will it end ?

Background imageOddities Collection: Daniel Lambert (2)

Daniel Lambert (2)
DANIEL LAMBERT fat Englishman

Background imageOddities Collection: Daniel Lambert (3)

Daniel Lambert (3)
DANIEL LAMBERT fat Englishman

Background imageOddities Collection: Patrick Cotter O brien

Patrick Cotter O brien
The celebrated Irish Giant Patrick Cotter O Brien. Aged 38 years, 8 feet 7 inches high

Background imageOddities Collection: Margaret Vergh Gryffyth, horned woman

Margaret Vergh Gryffyth, horned woman
Margaret Vergh Gryffyth, Welsh woman who exhibited herself with a 10 centimetre horn growing from her forehead

Background imageOddities Collection: Henry Jenkins (169)

Henry Jenkins (169)
HENRY JENKINS of Ellerton-upon-Swale, Yorkshire : in his last century he was a keen fisherman, and swam in the river after reaching 100. Date: 1501 - 1670

Background imageOddities Collection: Fat Edward Bright

Fat Edward Bright
EDWARD BRIGHT, of Maldon, Essex, who died at age 30 looking like this... Date: 1720 - 1750

Background imageOddities Collection: Jane Lewson (116)

Jane Lewson (116)
JANE LEWSON a London widow as renowned for her eccentricities as her age, such as a belief that washing in water is unhealthy : she used pigs lard instead

Background imageOddities Collection: Charles Byrne, Giant

Charles Byrne, Giant
Charles Byrne (1761-1783) known as the Irish Giant, who was 8 feet 4 inches tall, depicted with various Edinburgh notables

Background imageOddities Collection: Stephan Bibrowski (1890 - 1932), know as Lionel the Lion-faced Man

Stephan Bibrowski (1890 - 1932), know as Lionel the Lion-faced Man. Lionel traveled to the United States and started appearing with the Barnum and Bailey Circus

Background imageOddities Collection: Siamese twins, Rosa and Josphine Blazek 1910

Siamese twins, Rosa and Josphine Blazek 1910
Rosa and Josphine Blazek, siamese twins playing the violin. Date: 1910

Background imageOddities Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1898

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1898
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902) also known as " the Bearded Lady" toured with the showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction. 1898

Background imageOddities Collection: Giant of Trapani

Giant of Trapani
The skeleton of this huge gentleman was found at Trapani, Sicily, by Boccatio. He measured 400 feet (121m) though this would not be anatomically possible

Background imageOddities Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1897

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1897
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902), a " freak" and part of the " Greatest Show on Earth". The accompanying article describes her as " in every respect the best of the "

Background imageOddities Collection: Julia Pastrana

Julia Pastrana (1834 - 1860), from Mexico, a hairy woman who married a showman, Theodor Lent, but died in childbirth at Moscow (the child also died)

Background imageOddities Collection: General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb
Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838 - 1883), known as General Tom Thumb, was a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum

Background imageOddities Collection: Angelique Cottin

Angelique Cottin
ANGELIQUE COTTIN, electric girl of Bouvigny, is tested by Arago at the Observatoire de Paris; though her powers are failing, he is impressed Date: 1846

Background imageOddities Collection: Julia Pastrana from Mexico, hairy woman

Julia Pastrana from Mexico, hairy woman
Julia Pastrana, from Mexico, a hairy woman who married a showman, Theodor Lent, but died in childbirth at Moscow (the child also died)

Background imageOddities Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop
A painting which reveals the interior of a shop containing oddities and antiques on display on walls and in cabinets. Date: circa 1916

Background imageOddities Collection: Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf

Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf, who achieved great fame. Wearing court dress, appearing at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly

Background imageOddities Collection: Freak Birth Kaltenbrunn Paranormal Human Oddities

Freak Birth Kaltenbrunn Paranormal Human Oddities
freak, birth, kaltenbrunn, paranormal, human, oddities, 1566, hans, undeveloped, joined, twin, anomalous, body, dead, conjoined, history, historical, 10121760

Background imageOddities Collection: FREAK BIRTH/COLOREDO

FREAK BIRTH/COLOREDO
Lazarus Coloredo (1742 - ?) and his partially formed attached twin. Date: mid 18th century

Background imageOddities Collection: FREAK BIRTH/TWIN/1560

FREAK BIRTH/TWIN/1560
A freak birth, where an undeveloped twin has remained attached to a healthy individual. Date: 1560

Background imageOddities Collection: FREAK BRITH ISRAEL

FREAK BRITH ISRAEL
Israel and his conjoined brother'. Date: 17th century

Background imageOddities Collection: MARY HONEYWOOD AGED 93

MARY HONEYWOOD AGED 93
MARY HONEYWOOD Of this venerable lady, all we know is that she lived 93 years and at the time of her death she had 367 descendants living. Date: circa 1600

Background imageOddities Collection: PRODIGY : HEINECKEN

PRODIGY : HEINECKEN
CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH HEINECKEN (1721 - 1725), known as The Infant of Lubeck, had mathematical and memory gifts, wide knowledge of history and geography, and predicted his own death at 4

Background imageOddities Collection: Barbara Urslerin, bearded girl from Germany Barbara Urslerin

Barbara Urslerin, bearded girl from Germany Barbara Urslerin
Barbara Urslerin (1629 - 1668+), a bearded woman from Germany. 1668

Background imageOddities Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902) also known as " the Bearded Lady" toured with the showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction

Background imageOddities Collection: Poster advertising Barnum and Baileys amusements, with curious people

Poster advertising Barnum and Baileys amusements, with curious people and strange performances. Date: 1897

Background imageOddities Collection: THUMB PLAY BILL

THUMB PLAY BILL
A theatrical announcement for the final European performance at Ryde Town Hall of General Tom Thumb (aged 14) before he returns to America

Background imageOddities Collection: MADAME DELAIT BERNARD

MADAME DELAIT BERNARD
This St Bernard can be proud that he is owned by Madame Delait, of Thaon-les-Vosges, who is described as the best- known bearded lady of France Date: 1907

Background imageOddities Collection: LONDON / CRIES / DEFORMED

LONDON / CRIES / DEFORMED
The deformed beggar often sells pens as begging is not sanctioned in England. Date: 1823

Background imageOddities Collection: Christoph Miller, Giant

Christoph Miller, Giant
MAXIMILIAN CHRISTOF MILLER German giant from Leipzig, who came to England in 1733 and died there a year later Date: 1674 - 1734

Background imageOddities Collection: Krao the Hairy Girl - 1

Krao the Hairy Girl - 1
When KRAO was brought from Burma to London, aged about 6/7, some thought she might be the missing link between apes & men : but in fact she was simply a very hairy girl

Background imageOddities Collection: Giacomo Poro

Giacomo Poro
GIACOMO PORO from Genoa, born with an extraordinary twin which he exhibited in London in 1714

Background imageOddities Collection: Kamala and Amala

Kamala and Amala
MIDNAPORE, INDIA Kamala and Amala, after living with wolves 1912-1920; they used to sleep on the ground, overlapping each other

Background imageOddities Collection: HAIRY MAN

HAIRY MAN
Young Polish boy exhibited at Berlin : hairy over most of his body, but normal in all other respects

Background imageOddities Collection: Margaret Patten (136)

Margaret Patten (136)
MARGARET PATTEN When she died in St Margarets Workhouse, London, she was living almost entirely on bread and milk, but was in good health almost to the end Date: 1603 - 1739

Background imageOddities Collection: Hairy Folk of Burma

Hairy Folk of Burma
A hairy woman and her son, from Burma Date: 1887

Background imageOddities Collection: Two-Headed Boy

Two-Headed Boy
Two-headed boy, five years old, born in Turin, Italy in 1877 : each is a distinct individual, and controls his own arm and leg; both are friendly and intelligent Date: 1882

Background imageOddities Collection: Freak Birth of Zardana

Freak Birth of Zardana
This half sheep and multi- bodied and headed creature was taken in the mountains of Zardana in Spain Date: 1655

Background imageOddities Collection: Sonopus, Roman Dwarf

Sonopus, Roman Dwarf
Sonopus, the dwarf of Julia, niece of Augustus Caesar Date: circa 10 BC

Background imageOddities Collection: Hobgoblins, c. 1610

Hobgoblins, c. 1610
Hobgoblins - a variety of strange creatures, c.1610. Date: C.1610

Background imageOddities Collection: Dwarf and his Mistress

Dwarf and his Mistress
Dwarf from the Orient carries the train of his mistresss robe Date: 17th Century (?)

Background imageOddities Collection: Isobel Walker

Isobel Walker
Scottish lady of Aberdeen who died at the age of 112

Background imageOddities Collection: Pig-Faced Lady 1815

Pig-Faced Lady 1815
Miss Atkinson: the pig-faced lady

Background imageOddities Collection: Hairy-Faced Women

Hairy-Faced Women
Women with abnormal growths of hair on their faces

Background imageOddities Collection: Rossows Midgets

Rossows Midgets
ROSSOWs MIDGETS Franz and Carl, two Viennese brothers, with Hermann Rossow their impresario; their brothers and sisters are of normal size



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