Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566
Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566
DETAILS: Original vintage photograph. 8″ x 10″ inches. GUARANTEE: We offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our photographs to be authentic originals. They are not reproductions or recent prints. We forensically examine all of our items prior to listing to make certain they are authentic and guarantee their authenticity for the lifetime of the item. Oxxbridge Galleries was founded in 1987 and specializes in vintage paper items. Visit the Horror & Sci-Fi Photographs Category. You will be pleased by the friendliness and knowledge of our staff. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “oxxbridgegalleries” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Features: 1st Edition
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Format: Photo
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10\
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1925-1949
  • Production Technique: Gelatin-Silver Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Subject: Celebrities & Musicians
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Size: 8 x 10 in
  • Material: Paper
  • Science Fiction: Vintage Sci Fi
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Number of Photographs: 1
  • Date of Creation: 1930-1939
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Year of Production: 1932
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Image Color: Sepia
  • Horror Movie: Monster Film
  • Featured Person/Artist: Circus
  • Style: Vintage
  • Color: Black & White
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Photographer: NA
  • Theme: Celebrities
  • Type: Photograph

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566
Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566
DETAILS: Original vintage photograph. 8″ x 10″ inches. GUARANTEE: We offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our photographs to be authentic originals. They are not reproductions or recent prints. We forensically examine all of our items prior to listing to make certain they are authentic and guarantee their authenticity for the lifetime of the item. Oxxbridge Galleries was founded in 1987 and specializes in vintage paper items. Visit the Horror & Sci-Fi Photographs Category. You will be pleased by the friendliness and knowledge of our staff. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “oxxbridgegalleries” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Features: 1st Edition
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Format: Photo
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10\
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1925-1949
  • Production Technique: Gelatin-Silver Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Subject: Celebrities & Musicians
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Size: 8 x 10 in
  • Material: Paper
  • Science Fiction: Vintage Sci Fi
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Number of Photographs: 1
  • Date of Creation: 1930-1939
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Year of Production: 1932
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Image Color: Sepia
  • Horror Movie: Monster Film
  • Featured Person/Artist: Circus
  • Style: Vintage
  • Color: Black & White
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Photographer: NA
  • Theme: Celebrities
  • Type: Photograph

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566
Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566
DETAILS: Original vintage photograph. 8″ x 10″ inches. GUARANTEE: We offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our photographs to be authentic originals. They are not reproductions or recent prints. We forensically examine all of our items prior to listing to make certain they are authentic and guarantee their authenticity for the lifetime of the item. Oxxbridge Galleries was founded in 1987 and specializes in vintage paper items. Visit the Horror & Sci-Fi Photographs Category. You will be pleased by the friendliness and knowledge of our staff. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “oxxbridgegalleries” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Features: 1st Edition
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Format: Photo
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10\
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1925-1949
  • Production Technique: Gelatin-Silver Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Subject: Celebrities & Musicians
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Size: 8 x 10 in
  • Material: Paper
  • Science Fiction: Vintage Sci Fi
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Number of Photographs: 1
  • Date of Creation: 1930-1939
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Year of Production: 1932
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Image Color: Sepia
  • Horror Movie: Monster Film
  • Featured Person/Artist: Circus
  • Style: Vintage
  • Color: Black & White
  • Signed: Unsigned
  • Photographer: NA
  • Theme: Celebrities
  • Type: Photograph

Freaks 1932 Pre-Code Horror Film Tod Browning Leila/Hyams Circus Sideshow J3566

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
ANTIQUES ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT. THEY PROVIDE GREAT PLEASURE WHILE GROWING IN VALUE! WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS! PRESENTING A VERY RARE ORIGINAL HISTORIC ANTIQUE Circa 1890’s CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY CIRCUS FREAK PERUMAL SAMI AS A CHILD WITH HIS MYSTERIOUS ATTACHED HEADLESS PARASITIC TWIN & DWARF SIDEKICK! ALONGSIDE SAMI IS THE DWARF SOOPROMANIEN! SIMILAR CONDITION TO CONJOINED TWINS! SOMETIMES SAMI REFERRED TO THE TWIN AS “SIRIUS”. HE CALLED HIS TWIN “SYRIUS”! ALLEGEDLY PERUMAL SAMI WAS AN ADHERENT OF ASTROLOGY SINCE CHILDHOOD! … BUT LATER IN LIFE, ALCOHOLISM GOT THE WORST OF HIM! THE DWARF WAS MERELY A BONUS ACT! A TRULY EXCELLENT COLLECTORS ITEM! PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC BY OBERMULLER & SON! A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER CIRCUS IMAGE! SUCH LEGENDARY PERFORMERS WORKED MANY VENUES: INCLUDING CIRCUSES, SIDESHOWS, CARNIVALS, BURLESQUE & VAUDEVILLE THEATERS AND P. BARNUM’S FAMED “AMERICAN MUSEUM”! Visit Our Classicliterati Auctions Each Week For.. Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures! Regarded by Collectors Worldwide as the Leading Specialist in Masonic, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Fraternal and other Secret Society Antiques & Collectibles! We also Feature Many Other Fascinating Collectibles from Throughout the World! We Treat You Like Royalty!! This is a Fantastic and Genuine Historic Antique 19th Century Cabinet Card photograph of one of the most legendary Circus Sideshow Freak performers alongside a turbaned dwarf sidekick. Born in India, Mr. Perumal Sami was born with a parasitic twin. An extremely rare and popular condition in sideshows and carnivals, he thrived financially in spite of a supposedly aggressive temperament. Depending on the venue where exhibited, the parasitic twin was not always billed under the same name. Sami referred to the twin as “Syrius”. This was probably because he had been a follower of astrology since childhood. The dwarf sidekick was named Soopromanien Munsamy. Perumal Sami was still quite young when this photo was taken. Allegedly, his career was relatively short lived as the disease of alcoholism gradually crept into his life. The Cabinet Card Photo is in very good vintage condition with only some normal minor surface wear (routine corner wear on backing). It measures approximately 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches! A great and highly sought after picture to be sure. FANTASTIC CLASSIC 19th CENTURY CIRCUS IMAGE! VERY RARE ORIGINAL HISTORIC ANTIQUE Circa 1890’s CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY CIRCUS FREAK PERUMAL SAMI & HIS MYSTERIOUS HEADLESS PARASITIC TWIN! This photo was taken by the great “Obermuller & Son” who along with Matthew Brady, Charles Eisenmann, Olivier and Frank Wendt were New York’s and America’s leading photographers for circus and entertainment venues. We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions. We try to describe items to the best of our ability. In the Circus, people with parasitic twins were quite a rare and sough after attraction. They have their place alongside celebrated Freaks such as Jo-Jo the Russian Dog Faced Man, Lionel the Lion Faced Boy, Zip the “What-Is-It” Pinhead, the “Midget” Tom Thumb, “Bearded Lady” Annie Jones, “Armless Wonder” Charles Tripp, “Legless” Eli Bowen, “Siamese Twins” Chang & Eng and other historic marvels. Many of whom we know from photographs by Matthew Brady, Charles Eisenmann, Frank Wendt or the Swords brothers. This item is a GENUINE PERIOD ORIGINAL! CHECK OUR AUCTIONS EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SOCIETY SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES! FANTASTIC ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO FAMOUS CIRCUS FREAKS! No part or parts of this ad may be reproduced without permission. The free listing tool. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “classicliterati” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Photographer: Obermuller & Son
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Featured Person/Artist: Perumal Sami
  • Theme: Amusement Parks, Freak Shows, Circus Sideshows
  • Format: Cabinet Card
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Number of Photographs: One
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Subject: FREAKS CONJOINED PARASITIC TWINS CIRCUS SIDESHOW, Circus, Carnival, India, Human Oddities, Dwarf, Dwarves, Hindu, Medical, Scientific, Deformity, Deformities, Anomalies
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7\
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1890’s
  • Color: Black & White
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU

Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks

Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks
Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks
Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks
Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks
Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks
Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks

Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT. THEY PROVIDE GREAT PLEASURE WHILE GROWING IN VALUE! WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS. Join us each week for a large and diversified selection of the finest in Masonic antiques and collectibles as well as many other fascinating items. We are a business run by Masons. Our clientele includes Masonic Museums, Libraries and individual collectors the world over. Always having been passionately involved in the study and documentation of Masonic Arts and Historical Artifacts, it gives us pleasure to feature Masonic Collectibles among our various auctions and relish securing good homes for these most wonderful and beautiful cultural treasures of Freemasonry, thus helping to some degree to insure their survival and appreciation for generations to come. PRESENTING A CLASSIC ORIGINAL 19th CENTURY CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPH OF LEGENDARY CIRCUS MIDGETS: TOM THUMB ALONGSIDE HIS LADY LAVINIA WARREN & POSED IN A ROMANTIC BALCONY SETTING! “GENERAL” TOM THUMB (Real Name: CHARLES SHERWOOD STRATTON)… A DISCOVERY OF P. BARNUM, IS STILL BE THE MOST KNOWN MIDGET ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME! TOM THUMB, A DEVOTED FREEMASON! HE WAS 32nd DEGREE SCOTTISH RITE FREEMASON AS WELL AS A KNIGHT TEMPLAR! .. LAVINIA WARREN BELONGED TO THE EASTERN STAR! LOOK CAREFULLY AT TOM’S TUXEDO! HE WEARS HIS BELOVED MASONIC SCOTTISH RITE FOB! PHOTO BY THE GREAT ABRAHAM BOGARDUS! TOM THUMB WAS ONE OF A GREAT MANY GREAT HISTORIC CIRCUS & SIDESHOW PERSONALITIES WHO WERE FREEMASONS! A NICE ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION OF EITHER MASONIC OR CIRCUS, SIDESHOW, FREAK & ALL AROUND HISTORIC THEATRICAL MEMORABILIA! MEASURES A LARGE 4 ¼ x 6 ½ INCHES! A NICE AUTHENTIC PHOTO… Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures! Regarded by Collectors Worldwide as the Leading Specialist in Masonic, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Fraternal and other Secret Society Antiques & Collectibles! We also Feature Many Other Fascinating Collectibles from Throughout the World! We Treat You Like Royalty!! KEEP CHECKING OUR CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS! Here we have a classic image of world famous performer Tom Thumb (a very active Freemason, also Scottish Rite & Knight Templar) alongside his wife, Lavinia Warren. This authentic 19th century Cabinet Card photo was taken by the great Abraham Bogardus in New York City. Although it may be a bit hard to tell from the photo, but Tom Thumb is proudly wearing the Scottish Rite Watch Fob that he loved so much. A circus sideshow icon, Tom Thumb has been refered to as both a Midget and a Dwarf. Some describe him as having been really tiny. But others claim this to be pure “baloney”, insisting he was really much taller then his promoted heights. In any case, there is no doubt that this man is a legend. One of the most popular performers of all time. This is a really handsome old period photograph of Tom Thumb and his wife, the equally famous Lavinia Warren. Aside from being somewhat light, the photo is in very good vintage condition. One must remember that being well over 100 years old, natural ageing is normal in old photographs. Yet, the image is all there and the item is solid and attractive. Charles Sherwood Stratton (Tom Thumb) was a high ranking Mason and his wife Warren was active in the Eastern star for a great many years. Tom here is older and much heavier in this picture. It is a fact that quite a few Circus and Sideshow personalities were active Freemasons. The list includes among many others: all the Ringling Brothers, the “World’s Tallest Man” Robert Wadlow, Giants Jim Tarver and John (Johan) Aasen as well as many of the then-called “Midgets”. Please also note the photo appearing at the very top of the page which shows a Giant Masonic Shriner from many years ago. Other Masonic Circus luminaries include all the Ringling Brothers, Lion Tamer Clyde Beatty and Clown Emmett Kelly both Sr. Many of them were also Knight Templars (Tarver, Thumb, etc). The photo measures approximately 4 ¼ x 6 ½ inches. Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren belonged to that unique group of Sideshow Royalty. They are great legends along with the likes of Celebrated Freaks Jo-Jo the Russian Dog Faced Man, Lionel the Lion Faced Boy, Zip the “What-Is-It” Pinhead, Bearded Lady Annie Jones and Armless Wonder Charles Tripp. THIS IS A GENUINE 19th CENTURY PERIOD ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH! We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions. We try to describe items to the best of our ability. OURS IS A BUSINESS WHICH IS RUN BY MASONS. Our clients not only include collectors and enthusiasts around the entire world, but also Masonic Museums, Libraries and Scholarly Institutions. Having always been passionately involved in the study and active documentation of Masonic Arts and Historical Artifacts, it gives us an extra special pleasure to also feature Masonic Collectibles among our various auctions. We relish securing good homes for these most wonderful and beautiful cultural treasures of Freemasonry, thus helping to some degree to insure their survival and appreciation for generations to come. THE GREAT TOM THUMB & LAVINIA WARREN! No part or parts of this ad may be reproduced without permission. The free listing tool. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “classicliterati” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7\
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1880-1889
  • Format: Cabinet Card
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Subject: FREAKS MIDGETS CIRCUS FREEMASONRY KNIGHT TEMPLAR
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

Circus Midgets TOM THUMB & WIFE! MASONIC FOB! Antique Photo! P. T. BARNUM Freaks

Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920’s Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan

Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan

Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan
Overview : 1920’S TO 1930’S PENCIL DRAWING WITH PASTEL HIGHLIGHTS. IT APPEARS SIGNED HALLOCK. REFRAMED IN THE 1980’S. I HAVE OTHER WORKS BY THIS ARTIST. SEE MY OTHER ITEMS. FROM A COLLECTION OF WPA PAINTINGS. PAID A FORTUNE FOR THIS. Condition : TONING FROM AGE. NOT INSPECTED OUT OF FRAME. MAY BE ON PAPER OR BOARD. Measurements : DRAWING 12.5 BY 17.5 INCHES. FRAMED 19 BY 24 INCHES. DUE TO SIZE I WILL NOT OFFER A RETURN ON THIS ITEM. Thank you for visiting!! If possible, avoid PO BOX deliveries or tell your PO BOX provider you want to accept UPS deliveries. This item is in the category “Art\Art Drawings”. The seller is “samuelcollection” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Republic of, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Style: Americana
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Medium: Pencil, Graphite
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Features: Framed, Signed
  • Subject: Circus
  • Originality: Original

Antique Art Deco Drawing Circus Freaks 1920's Illustration Wpa Sideshow Ashcan

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU
ANTIQUES ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT. THEY PROVIDE GREAT PLEASURE WHILE GROWING IN VALUE! WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS! PRESENTING A VERY RARE ORIGINAL HISTORIC ANTIQUE Circa 1890’s CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY CIRCUS FREAK PERUMAL SAMI AS A CHILD WITH HIS MYSTERIOUS ATTACHED HEADLESS PARASITIC TWIN & DWARF SIDEKICK! ALONGSIDE SAMI IS THE DWARF SOOPROMANIEN! SIMILAR CONDITION TO CONJOINED TWINS! SOMETIMES SAMI REFERRED TO THE TWIN AS “SIRIUS”. HE CALLED HIS TWIN “SYRIUS”! ALLEGEDLY PERUMAL SAMI WAS AN ADHERENT OF ASTROLOGY SINCE CHILDHOOD! … BUT LATER IN LIFE, ALCOHOLISM GOT THE WORST OF HIM! THE DWARF WAS MERELY A BONUS ACT! A TRULY EXCELLENT COLLECTORS ITEM! PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC BY OBERMULLER & SON! A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER CIRCUS IMAGE! SUCH LEGENDARY PERFORMERS WORKED MANY VENUES: INCLUDING CIRCUSES, SIDESHOWS, CARNIVALS, BURLESQUE & VAUDEVILLE THEATERS AND P. BARNUM’S FAMED AMERICAN MUSEUM! Visit Our Classicliterati Auctions Each Week For.. Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures! Regarded by Collectors Worldwide as the Leading Specialist in Masonic, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Fraternal and other Secret Society Antiques & Collectibles! We also Feature Many Other Fascinating Collectibles from Throughout the World! We Treat You Like Royalty!! This is a Fantastic and Genuine Historic Antique 19th Century Cabinet Card photograph of one of the most legendary Circus Sideshow Freak performers alongside a turbaned dwarf sidekick. Born in India, Mr. Perumal Sami was born with a parasitic twin. An extremely rare and popular condition in sideshows and carnivals, he thrived financially in spite of a supposedly aggressive temperament. Depending on the venue where exhibited, the parasitic twin was not always billed under the same name. Sami referred to the twin as “Syrius”. This was probably because he had been a follower of astrology since childhood. The dwarf sidekick was named Soopromanien Munsamy. Perumal Sami was still quite young when this photo was taken. Allegedly, his career was relatively short lived as the disease of alcoholism gradually crept into his life. The Cabinet Card Photo is in very good vintage condition with only some normal minor surface wear (routine corner wear on backing). It measures approximately 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches! A great and highly sought after picture to be sure. FANTASTIC CLASSIC 19th CENTURY CIRCUS IMAGE! VERY RARE ORIGINAL HISTORIC ANTIQUE Circa 1890’s CABINET CARD PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY CIRCUS FREAK PERUMAL SAMI & HIS MYSTERIOUS HEADLESS PARASITIC TWIN! This photo was taken by the great “Obermuller & Son” who along with Matthew Brady, Charles Eisenmann, Olivier and Frank Wendt were New York’s and America’s leading photographers for circus and entertainment venues. We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions. We try to describe items to the best of our ability. In the Circus, people with parasitic twins were quite a rare and sough after attraction. They have their place alongside celebrated Freaks such as Jo-Jo the Russian Dog Faced Man, Lionel the Lion Faced Boy, Zip the “What-Is-It” Pinhead, the “Midget” Tom Thumb, “Bearded Lady” Annie Jones, “Armless Wonder” Charles Tripp, “Legless” Eli Bowen, Siamese Twins Chang & Eng and other historic marvels. Many of whom we know from photographs by Matthew Brady, Charles Eisenmann, Frank Wendt or the Swords brothers. This item is a GENUINE PERIOD ORIGINAL! CHECK OUR AUCTIONS EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SOCIETY SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES! FANTASTIC ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO FAMOUS CIRCUS FREAKS! No part or parts of this ad may be reproduced without permission. The free listing tool. The item “PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU” is in sale since Sunday, April 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “classicliterati” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7″)
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1890’s
  • Format: Cabinet Card
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Color: Black & White
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Subject: FREAKS CONJOINED PARASITIC TWINS CIRCUS SIDESHOW
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

PARASITIC TWIN Great RARE Old CIRCUS FREAKS PHOTO with DWARF MYSTICAL GURU