Stephan Bibrowski better known as Lionel the Lion-Faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was likely due to a rare condition called hypertrichosis.
Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924 It is not often that one sees a hippo-drawn carriage 90 years after this photo was taken. The Barnes circus had this hippopotamus named Lotus, who doesn't look all that happy to be harnessed to the cart behind her.
The Boob Washer - Here we have a strange gizmo for women, who for some reason incomprehensible for the rest of us, wanted to wash their breasts without the inconvenience of washing the rest of the body.hahah the boob washer!
Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888 Kind of pathetic and sweet. They should have purchased grave lots at a municipal cemetery.