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The Resource Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents : sideshow and other carnival curiosities, [edited by Jessica Firpi]

Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents : sideshow and other carnival curiosities, [edited by Jessica Firpi]

Label
Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents : sideshow and other carnival curiosities
Title
Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents
Title remainder
sideshow and other carnival curiosities
Statement of responsibility
[edited by Jessica Firpi]
Title variation
Sideshow and other carnival curiosities
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From displays of the human form--both beautiful and grotesque--to tricks of illusion, and wonders from the far-off world, the sideshow has captivated audiences since its popularity arose in the Victorian Era. It was those featured on the side stages of circuses, fairground midways, and halls of exhibition that still captivate our curiosities today. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Presents Sideshow and Other Carnival Curiosities brings those performers to life. Beyond the oohs and ahhs, readers will learn the true stories behind some of the most fascinating acts in both sideshow history and modern times. Readers will take a deep dive into the Fiji mermaid, one of the most famous sideshow artifacts of all time--an ingenious hoax made from several apes and a fish, cleverly sewn together. They will meet Avelino Perez Matos, one of the earliest known eye poppers that could bulge his eyes more than a centimeter out of their sockets at will, and the Seven Sutherland Sisters, who shared 37 ft of hair between them--a length exaggerated later in their career by the famed P.T. Barnum. Stepping into the sideshows of the 21st-century, readers will also be introduced to a new cast of characters, including half-man Aaron Wollin aka Short E. Dangerously. Rich in history and full of photography, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Presents Sideshow and Other Carnival Curiosities is a compendium of curiosities not to be missed!
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IDY
Dewey number
031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1835.5
LC item number
.R57 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ripley's Entertainment Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Circus performers
  • Sideshows
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Circus
Label
Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents : sideshow and other carnival curiosities, [edited by Jessica Firpi]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1152145539
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
192 pages : color illustrations, portraits (some color)
Isbn
9781609913342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1152145539
Label
Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents : sideshow and other carnival curiosities, [edited by Jessica Firpi]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1152145539
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
192 pages : color illustrations, portraits (some color)
Isbn
9781609913342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1152145539

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