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ca. 1896, a photograph of a woman with a form of naevus pilosus, a condition in which hair grows atop a mole

a photograph of a woman with a form of naevus pilosus, a condition in which hair grows atop a mole--interesting hair extension.

Morphine + Chloroform, prescribed for coughing.

Pre Morphorm - Morphine and Chloroform Cough Syrup was made by G. I would like to try some of this cough syrup.

A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain. Also calledmultiple neurofibroma, neuromatosis, Recklinghausen’s disease, von Recklinghausen’s disease.

Molluscum fibrosum (Neurofibromatosis neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis n. A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity.

265 years ago, a 28 year old German woman named Johanna Sophia Schmied who lived in the village of Taucha near Leipzig, gave birth to a monster that is unlike any other. This monster has become popularly known as the "Chicken Man."  Fate magazine's February (2000) issue recounts the facts of the case as preserved by the attending physician, Dr. Gottlieb Friderici. The physician witnessed the event and preserved the fetus in formaldehyde along with an extensive report of his autopsy…

Monsters: Chicken Man, Demons, Ica Skulls by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Neurofibromatosis disease Variable expressivity means this disease may result in the extreme, or in almost no manifestation, even in siblings both with the disease.

74 year old woman with Von Recklinghausen's Disease, Neurofibromatosis type I and breast cancer.

Abby and Brittany have always been treated as two separate identities. They even buy 2 movie tickets when they go to the theater.

EVERYTHING ABOUT: Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany

For two-year-old Connie Lloyd, there was nothing amusing about having a bright red "clown's nose." Born with a benign tumor that grew to cover her nose, she suffered cruel taunts and name-calling and was told that the rare condition could not be cured. However, the shy little girl has a reason to smile at last after surgeons defied the odds and left her with a "nose like mum's."

10 Rarest Birthmarks - birthmarks, birth marks

The Muse brothers were born in Roanoke, Virginia during the end of the  1890’s.  In 1899, the pair was kidnapped by bounty hunters working for an  unknown sideshow promoter.  They were seen as an extremely lucrative  attraction, as they were black albinos.

The Muse brothers were born in Roanoke, Virginia during the end of the In the pair was kidnapped by bounty hunters working for an unknown sideshow promoter. They were seen as an extremely lucrative attraction, as they were black albinos.

The Wem Fire Apparition, 1995. The only thing with some of these is that we know how it can be done. Christa Bell of Hungry Lucy,stopped her singing career to become a photographer specializing in this 'ghost' photography. 'Black Bread Box Photography'

Top 10 Best Ghost Photographs

The Wem Fire Apparition, The only thing with some of these is that we know how it can be done. Christa Bell of Hungry Lucy,stopped her singing career to become a photographer specializing in this 'ghost' photography.

circus fat lady - used to be considered an oddity at side shows -- now seen in droves at any Walmart!!!

DOLLY DIMPLES - The Dainty Fat Lady

or is this the real Dolly Dimples who was billed as “The World’s Prettiest Fat Girl” and “The World’s Most Beautiful Fat Lady”.

The Italian Colloredo brothers were favorites at the court of Charles I of England. Lazarus was a handsome & popular man, but his attached brother was little more than an unconscious dangling entity. Lazarus would walk the streets with his voluminous cloak draped over his brother so as not to cause unwanted attention. At other times, Lazarus would invite spectators to pinch his brother to hear him cry out with involuntary nonverbal protestations. This cruel behavior was a popular pastime.

Pen and ink drawings of sideshow freaks in the context of famous paintings by Philadelphia artist James G.

"joe". My best guess it that is a birth defect known as progressive congenital macrodactyly, where basically, starting at birth, the fingers grew rapidly, at a faster rate than the others, and then never stopped. If they did not amputate his hand I bet they continued to grow!

A birth defect known as progressive congenital macrodactyly, where basically, starting at birth, the fingers grew rapidly at a faster rate than the others, and then never stop. If they did not amputate his hand I bet they kept growing

Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery.  They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith.  Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing.  They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'.  In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm.  Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later.  They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.

“Millie and Christine McCoy were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and were sold to a showman.

OP: "There is a nearly shocking moment, as you look at this photo, when it hits you that it's not modern  (by any stretch of the imagination), it is of (photographer) Albert Sands Southworth and was taken in 1848. A time when the last thing most people (today) would imagine a prim and proper Victorian gentleman doing would be to pose for a topless self-portrait. Simply wonderful!"

Albert Sands Southworth Maker: Southworth & Hawes (American Active ca. Title: Albert Sands Southworth Date: ca. 1848 Medium: daguerreotype Dimensions: x cm.

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