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Circus Freaks from Back Then (25 pics)

Posted in Pictures   28 Sep 2010   / 31025 views

These photos are of some of the most famous circus freaks from the past. Although freak shows would be scorned today, they were a way for people who otherwise had no source of income to make a living. Some even got wealthy doing it.

 







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Bhoe 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Sad, medical condition back then was treated as an entertainment. :(
       
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Fnark 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
We accept her, one of us
       
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cya 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
horrors avantar
       
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qwed 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Nightmare fuel.
       
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bertha_2_2 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
lobster boy -- was the cover of Silverchair's 'Freakshow' album... ol' lobster boy didnt turn out to be a nice boy either...
       
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Mr. Ree 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Yep, in the ol' days, fat people were an oddity and you'd have to go to a circus sideshow to see one. Now they are everywhere and can be seen in plentiful numbers at the local McDonalds...
       
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Acanthodes 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
OMFG, awesome
       
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Wizard 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@Mr. Ree
LOL so true! Walmart would have made even more money.
       
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Mr. Ree 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Most of these people would be considered management material at Wal-mart if they were alive today.
       
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Peanut 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I'm glad the circuses took them in. The main aim, of course, was to make money off their unfortunate conditions, but it also gave them a living. A strong community developed, making it more like a family who looked out for each other.
       
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well the "freaks" were getting paid more than most people back then...hopefully atleast
       
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Greg 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Those were far better times for freaks than today is. They had jobs, they were a part of a community and some were stars. IMO much better than the condescending shit they go through today.
       
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my name 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#24 is Phil Spector?
       
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aldo raine 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Chewbacca rulez !
       
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4down2 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Made a legal living !
       
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last few days our class held a similar talk on this topic and you illustrate something we have not covered yet, appreciate that.

- Lora
       
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rachat credit 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
really an eye opener for me.

- Robson
       
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Breezy 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That is sad how they made a living. People judgeing how horrible they look. And treeting them like animals
       














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