These are vintage photos of past roadside circuses. 

What's sad and haunting is that some of these photos feature people who were thought to be "freaks" and advertised as such in the past. The truth? Society was a lot less open-minded back in the day. 

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In any case, this is a fascinating look at the past. Let us know your comments below.

1. Girl and her snake

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2. Legless acrobat family

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5. 4 legs

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6. Pierced man

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7.  Elastic skin man


8. Pip and Flip

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9. Huge feet versus no arms

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12. Headless chicken - This is scary!

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14. Ella Harper, camel girl 

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15. Joseph Merrick, elephant man 

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16. Human unicorn 

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17. Bearded lady 

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