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Strange Human Freaks: 1941

Strange Human Freaks: 1941

Carnival side show acts at the Vermont state fair, Rutland. World of Mirth Presents Strange Human Freaks Alive Here Now in Person: Boko the Alligator Skin Boy, The Backward Boy, Zip and Pip, Pain-Proof Man. Jack Delano, photographer, 1941. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color slide.

Teddy the Wrestling Bear: 1941

Teddy the Wrestling Bear: 1941

Carnival barker at the grounds at the Vermont state fair, Rutland, 1941. Jack Delano, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color slide.

Hairologist Needed: 1936

Hairologist Needed: 1936

LOC description says, "Hair tonic salesman advertising his wares, 7th Avenue at 38 Street, New York City." That is awfully long hair for a man in 1936, but the clothing looks to be that of a man. The sign he/she is holding says, among other things: "If any hairologist is among you, please step up and examine my hair." Nice Joe's Egg Cream advertising sign in the window also.

Big Horse Kiss: 1940

Big Horse Kiss: 1940

High school horse and his owner-trainer at the rodeo of the San Angelo Fat Stock Show, San Angelo, Texas, 1940. Russell Lee, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: safety film negative.

Somebody Help Me!: early 1900s

Somebody Help Me!: early 1900s

Mary Langley Bruce, with her Griffon Bruxellois or Brussels Griffon, "Cupid". Nice old dog photo showing woman with a big hat, sitting in a rustic bentwood chair. Bain News Service, publisher. No date recorded with the photo, but early 1900s. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Dolly Dimples: 1939

Dolly Dimples: 1939

Dolly Dimples, Personality Fat Girl. Carnival side show at Plant City, Florida strawberry festival and carnival, 1939. Marion Post Wolcott, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

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