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Circus Freaks from Back Then (25 pics)

Posted in Pictures       28 Sep 2010       36260       21

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 9 year s ago
Sad, medical condition back then was treated as an entertainment. :(
       
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Fnark 9 year s ago
We accept her, one of us
       
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cya 9 year s ago
horrors avantar
       
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qwed 9 year s ago
Nightmare fuel.
       
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bertha_2_2 9 year s ago
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 9 year s ago
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 9 year s ago
OMFG, awesome
       
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Wizard 9 year s ago
@Mr. Ree
LOL so true! Walmart would have made even more money.
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
Most of these people would be considered management material at Wal-mart if they were alive today.
       
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Peanut 9 year s ago
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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Analphilosopher 9 year s ago
well the "freaks" were getting paid more than most people back then...hopefully atleast
       
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Greg 9 year s ago
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 9 year s ago
#24 is Phil Spector?
       
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aldo raine 9 year s ago
Chewbacca rulez !
       
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4down2 9 year s ago
Made a legal living !
       
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- Lora
       
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Breezy 7 year s ago
That is sad how they made a living. People judgeing how horrible they look. And treeting them like animals
       
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