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Charles Stratton Facts

Larger-Than-Life Facts About Charles Stratton, General Tom Thumb 

Charles Stratton—or General Tom Thumb to his fans around the world—was an American showman legendary for his small stature and command of the stage. Charles isn’t just history’s most famous little person, he’s also one of the earliest American celebrities.
June 19, 2024 Alicia B.
P.T. Barnum and Commodore Nutt, c. 1862.

Resilient Facts About Commodore Nutt, The Tiny Entertainer With A Big Personality

Commodore Nutt was one of the biggest attractions at Barnum’s American Museum, but at the age of 33, he met an end so tragic—it’s unforgettable.
May 23, 2024 J. Clarke
P.T. Barnum and Commodore Nutt, c. 1862.

Resilient Facts About Commodore Nutt, The Tiny Entertainer With A Big Personality

Commodore Nutt was one of the biggest attractions at Barnum’s American Museum, but at the age of 33, he met an end so tragic—it’s unforgettable.
May 13, 2024 J. Clarke
The Muse Brothers Facts

Twisted Facts About the Muse Brothers, The Heartbreaking Circus Act

The Muse brothers were billed as aliens—"Eko and Iko, the Ambassadors from Mars”—but their true identities were beyond heartbreaking.
October 18, 2023 Brendan Da Costa
screenshot of Schlitizie from 1938's Freaks

Troubled Facts About Schlitzie The Pinhead, The Original "Freak"

Circuses back in the day boasted the display of all things freaky and bizarre. Out of that center of weirdness and exploitation comes the strange, sad story of Schlitzie the Pinhead.
September 21, 2023 J. Clarke


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