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Clown Business "Two Midget Clowns" 1935 by John Gutmann. Compliments of the Library of Congress

Alice Elizabeth Doherty (the Minnesota Woolly Girl) was born with a rare condition known as hypertrichosis.

weirdvintage: “Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Tomaini.  In 1949, Tomaini, an 8 ½' tall giant with a 22-inch shoe size retired from the road and settled in Gibsonton, FL.  Al and his two-foot tall wife, Jeanie, billed as “The Half-Girl,” adopted two daughters & started a restaurant and trailer park they called “The Giant’s Camp.”

Mimi Berlin: Circus side show .The Boomschmidt Circus giant and his legless wife

ca. 1875, [carte de visite portrait of two clowns or acrobats in costume], Rom Photographic Studio  via Ebay

[carte de visite portrait of two clowns or acrobats in costume], Rom Photographic Studio. Perhaps the creepiest picture I've ever seen.

Robert D. Good, Allentown, PA. Emmett Kelly, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus, 1943. Gelatin Silver Print Snapshot. Photographer's stamp on verso; signed and dated in ink on verso by Kelly

My husbands uncle! Emmett Kelly, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus, Gelatin Silver Print Snapshot.

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