Freak Show Postcard Gallery

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Countercultural History

Here’s a selection of freak show mementos, circus & carnival promo cards & ‘carte de visites’… These are mainly sourced from the American circuit of the mid-1800s to the 1930s, when traveling shows such as the legendary Barnum & Bailey circus proved hugely popular with the prurient public, catering to their appetites for the bizarre & outlandish by displaying all sorts of human mutations…