Coney Island has been home to freak shows for over a century. It started in 1904 when hundreds of midgets were moved into Dreamland's Lilliputia. For the next few decades, Coney was home to 'freaks' including bearded ladies, legless and armless men, albinos, sword swallowers, contortionists, Siamese twins, and more. Today there are two freak shows still operating near the park.
©2012 Joel A. Rogers.