Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

16/10/2012

Irish Giant, Hairy Girl and Peter The Wild Boy: Just some of the ‘freaks, swindlers, murderers and eccentrics’ found in 200-year-old magazine

A 200-year-old book illustrating ‘freaks, swindlers, murderers and eccentrics’ of the 19th century, such as an Irish Giant and a Hairy Girl, has been discovered.

The book is a complete listing of all the ‘wonders, curiosities and rarities of nature’ known to man in 1808 in this Georgian-type freak show display.

Entitled The New Wonderful Museum and Extraordinary Magazine, its pages are filled with images and descriptions of a variety of society’s outcasts. for more click here

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