Actual recovered photo of P.T. Barnum's "The Real Mermaid" before the evidence was destroyed by a fire that took place before the public appearance. This is the only known photo to exist. This is the mermaid in the tank.
In 1879, Anna Bates (a giantess at 7' 5½") gave birth to the longest and heaviest baby that Guinness has on record. The baby, born in Seville, Ohio, weighed in at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 30 inches long. Sadly, the baby boy passed away just 11 hours after being born.
antique cabinet photo from victorian age Gustavo Arcaris and Kate ...Knife Throwing in their circus act...Please dont try this at Home
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Handy-Bandy (c.1899-1933) presented an Egyptian style magic act, with his American wife who performed as "Nadia-Nadyr", throughout Europe in the 1920s. Starting out performing a Japanese act in variety theaters around Berlin, he was inspired by Okito's Oriental magic. After a great deal of criticism from those who had seen both performers, Makarius took on the character of a Egyptian.
Sonora and Her Diving Horse
Image No: NB-16-417 Title: Sonora Carver with the west's first diving horse, trained in the United States and shown at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Date: [ca. 1925-1930] Photographer/Illustrator: Oliver, W.J., Calgary, Alberta Remarks: The horse dived about 50 feet into a tank of water about 10 feet deep and Miss Carver stayed on the horse during all of the jump. She lost her eyesight in 1931 when her horse landed badly, but by 1932 was again diving horses. She retired in 1942 and…
Admiral Dot, the Eldorado Elf, stage name of Leopold Kahn, who, beginning in the 1870s, worked in the sidehow tent in P.T. Barnum's traveling museum. He weighed around 19 pounds. He later married and settled in White Plains, New York.