I always dreamed of making a project about The Elephant Man and therefore I created him myself, using cement, epoxy clay, painted him, and gave this kind but suffering eyes that can tell about his hard life, but the beautiful and clean soul”.
“Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), was an English man with severe deformities. He was first exhibited at a freak show as the “Elephant Man”, and then went to live at the London Hospital after he met Frederick Treves, subsequently becoming well known in London society”.
Minnie Woolsey (Koo-Koo the Bird Girl), who was an American sideshow entertainer, best known for her only film appearance in Tod Browning’s film Freaks in 1932″.
“Stephan Bibrowski (1890–1932), better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis. He settled in the U.S. in 1920, becoming a popular attraction, and moved to New York City, where he was a fixture at Coney Island”.
“Mademoiselle Gabrielle was a legless marvel from the early 1900s. She was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1884 and began her freak show and exhibition career at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900 as The Half-Woman”.
Ella and Elvira Salon, pictured here on a postcard in 1880. Billed as the Two-Headed Woman. The caption at the bottom reads “One girl, two heads, Two girls, one body – Alive”!
Agnimira – Mysterious Fire Eater with a Human Face Mask.