La Freak Show 2nd Edition - FEEJEE La Freak by The_Row_House ()
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This headdress & Character Kit was inspired by The Freak Show which was an exhibition of freaks, monstrosities and marvels of nature, an essential component of a travelling exhibition in Europe and America throughout the Victorian Period. In July 1842, an English gentleman named Dr J. Griffin, Said to be a member of the British Lyceum of Natural History, arrived in New York bearing a remarkable Curiosity...a mermaid caught near the FEEJEE Islands in the South Pacific. The Press were waiting to see his amazing discovery. What they saw convinced them of the creature's authenticity. Soon after this the Showman P.T. Barnum visited major papers where he explained that he was trying to convince the Dr. to display the mermaid. The Doctor Unfortunately was unwilling to do so. Barnum Volunteered to give papers use of a woodcut of a beautiful, bare-breasted mermaid that he had prepared. Barnum distributed ten thousand copies of a pamphlet about mermaids. The Mermaids in the pamphlet were also represented as seductive ocean maidens. It was later known that Dr. Griffin was in fact NOT an English Gentleman and was Barnum's Accomplice in the great deception. The Mermaid introduction and exhibit had been the brainchild of Barnum.
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Kordouane () 5:12AM | Mon, 04 May 2020
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