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Topic: human curiosities

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Monsieur Perrukesmore a French cavalier, & Sir Penitent Pig-back a Catalonian pilgrim

Monsieur Perrukesmore a French cavalier, & Sir Penitent Pig-back a Cat...

Two Lilliputian figures, a French landholder, and a Catalonian pilgrim headed for the Holy Land confront each other. Includes explanatory verse and ornamental and pictorial border.

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

Scene in January, showing couple keeping warm in winter clothing; and scene in February, showing couple, in masquerades, holding hands. Each scene framed by elaborate ornamental and pictorial borders. Forms par... more

Fee Simple, a councellor and Beau Bungey, a cringing courtier

Fee Simple, a councellor and Beau Bungey, a cringing courtier

Two Lilliputian figures, a lawyer and a courtier, or landholder, stand discussing the means by which the courtier will settle his estate. Includes explanatory verse and ornamental and pictorial borders. Forms p... more

Hunchback in the character of Richard

Hunchback in the character of Richard

Print shows an actor portraying Richard III in a tent on a stage, appearing through trap doors in the stage are a king, queen, prince regent, and another prince, all crying "Murder." Title from item. Caption: L... more

The living Chinese family, arrived in New York April 1850, in the ship Ianthe Capt. Johnson from Canton lith & pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. cor. of Spruce N.Y

The living Chinese family, arrived in New York April 1850, in the ship...

Print shows a Chinese family sitting on a long sofa, from left are "Miss Pwan Ye Koo, aged 17 years, a young lady, with feet 2 1/2 inches long", holding a musical instrument, "Miss Lum Akum, aged 23 years, her ... more

"Carolina twins," Millie and Christina

"Carolina twins," Millie and Christina

Photograph shows portrait of conjoined twins and circus performers Millie and Christine McCoy.

The great municipal "freak" - the New York tax-payer / F. Opper.

The great municipal "freak" - the New York tax-payer / F. Opper.

Illustration shows Puck as a barker at a sideshow, presenting as a "freak" the New York City tax payer, pointing to a sign on the wall that states "Here you are now! The New York Tax-Payer!! The Greatest Curios... more

Princess Wee Wee

Princess Wee Wee

Princess Wee Wee, full-length portrait, seated, facing right, with bouquet of flowers.

General Tom Thumb: born in 1832, is 18 inches high, and weighs only 15 pounds

General Tom Thumb: born in 1832, is 18 inches high, and weighs only 15...

Title from item. Caption continues: Now performing with Barnum's travelling museum and menagerie. Printed at top: Barnum's Gallery of Wonders, no. 1. Artist: after a daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. (signature... more

Gen. Grant, Jr. The smallest man living, 13 years old, 23 ins. high, and weighs 18 1-2 lbs., as he appeared at Barnum's Museum, New York photo. by Stacy, 691 Broadway

Gen. Grant, Jr. The smallest man living, 13 years old, 23 ins. high, a...

Photograph shows Gen. Grant, Jr., a dwarf, standing next to an unidentified man. Title from item. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress) Pu... more

General Tom Thumb: born in 1832, is 18 inches high, and weighs only 15 pounds

General Tom Thumb: born in 1832, is 18 inches high, and weighs only 15...

Title from item. Caption continues: Now performing with Barnum's travelling museum and menagerie. Printed at top: Barnum's Gallery of Wonders, no. 1. Artist: after a daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. (signature... more

Gen. Grant, Jr. The smallest man living, 13 years old, 23 ins. high, and weighs 18 1-2 lbs., as he appeared at Barnum's Museum, New York photo. by Stacy, 691 Broadway

Gen. Grant, Jr. The smallest man living, 13 years old, 23 ins. high, a...

Photograph shows Gen. Grant, Jr., a dwarf, standing next to an unidentified man. Title from item. Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress) Pu... more

The wonderful albino family / la maravilosa familia albi [trimmed]

The wonderful albino family / la maravilosa familia albi [trimmed]

Printed above image: Barnum's gallery of wonders. No. 14 Galeria de maravillas be Barnum. Printed below image: Now at Barnum's American Museum, New York. En el museo de Barnum, Nueva York, en 1860. Gale, 7311

The wonderful albino family / la maravilosa familia albi [trimmed]

The wonderful albino family / la maravilosa familia albi [trimmed]

Printed above image: Barnum's gallery of wonders. No. 14 Galeria de maravillas be Barnum. Printed below image: Now at Barnum's American Museum, New York. En el museo de Barnum, Nueva York, en 1860. Gale, 7311

The wonderful albino family / la maravilosa familia albi [trimmed]

The wonderful albino family / la maravilosa familia albi [trimmed]

Printed above image: Barnum's gallery of wonders. No. 14 Galeria de maravillas be Barnum. Printed below image: Now at Barnum's American Museum, New York. En el museo de Barnum, Nueva York, en 1860. Gale, 7311

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth--the peerless prodigies of physical phenomena and great presentation of marvelous living human curiosities

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth--the peerless prodigies of ...

Poster showing numerous human curiosities being presented on stage before an audience.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth--the peerless prodigies of physical phenomena and great presentation of marvelous living human curiosities

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth--the peerless prodigies of ...

Poster showing numerous human curiosities being presented on stage before an audience.

[Trick photograph of man with two heads]

[Trick photograph of man with two heads]

H2989 U.S. Copyright Office. Sold by Almon E. Moxley of Boone, Iowa. Our photo No. 52. Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at the Annenberg Space for Photog... more

[Trick photograph of man with two heads]

[Trick photograph of man with two heads]

H2989 U.S. Copyright Office. Sold by Almon E. Moxley of Boone, Iowa. Our photo No. 52. Exhibited as a digital copy in: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at the Annenberg Space for Photog... more