Freak Shows

By: Calail Killingsworth

The Origin

The freak show started in 16th century in England. Families who had deformities usually performed for kings and queens. They were amused and disgusted at the same time and businessmen at that time traveled looking for these people.

P.T. Barnum

Barnum was the first person to create a hoax, and that was The Feejee Mermaid people thought it was a actual mermaid but it was actually a monkey's head and arms on a big fish. He also was the founder of the Freak Show with his little cousin General Tom Thumb.