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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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