Monthly Archives: September 2010

Strange and Bizarre: The History of Freak Shows

The following article appears in the current October/November issue of History Magazine. Laura Grande looks at different aspects of freak shows in England and the US in the 19th century. Lazarus and Johannes Baptista Colloredo were one of the world’s … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Elephant Man

The following article appears in the current October/November issue of History Magazine. Laura Grande looks at the short life of Joseph Merrick, London’s most famous sideshow performer. “Ladies and gentlemen …with your indulgence, I would like to introduce Mr. Joseph … Continue reading

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Walter Sickert: Capturing the Darker Side of Life

The following article was written for an upcoming issue of History Magazine. Laura Grande looks at the life the enigmatic artist whom some believe was Jack the Ripper. Walter Sickert was a man of mystery. Even those who were close … Continue reading

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