"Circus Fat Man" - Side Show

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A traveling circus included side shows.  Some of those side shows featured overweight people, such as the individual pictured in this photo.

Originally published in the Chicago Herald & Examiner, this pictures is now part of a collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society, where it is described as follows:

Title:      Circus Fat Man

Description:     A circus sideshow performer sits outside a tent talking with a young girl and what is most likely a woman who is a dwarf.

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Credits

Image online, courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society.  LICENSE: CC BY-SA 3.0.

 

 

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