The history of the Freak Show and the legendary freaks who promoted the popular attractions - Altered Dimensions Paranormal
Freak shows were popular attractions during the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries until changes in societal attitudes towards handicapped persons and tightening of local laws prohibiting “exhibition of deformed human beings” led to the decline of the freak show as a form of entertainment. Featuring attractions such as deformed humans and animals, unusual physical performers, “pickled punks” (abnormal fetuses preserved in glass jars), and occasional hoaxes, the freak show has captivated…
Louis Cyr (1863-1912) - "World's Strongest Man" - Cabinet Card
I found this card in a box of sports related photographs and realized I had never posted it. It shows Louis Cyr, born Cyprien-Noé in Quebec, Canada. Ben Weider called him the strongest man ever to have lived. More information on his life can be found on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Cyr This photograph by S. Labonte of Southbridge, Mass. shows Cyr with his wife and daughter, costumed for a stage performance. It is obvious that he took his motto "Strong men eat" to heart!