Sideshow poster artists would often take creative liberties when illustrating their subjects. “Crocko” was likely a woman with a condition known as ichthyosis, which gives the skin a dry, scaly appearance. The sideshow frequently provided a means of income to people who otherwise could not find work.
Believe It or Not!, this vintage design was used to promote sideshow and carnival acts featured at Robert Ripley’s earliest museums, or “Odditoriums,” such as those at the New York and Chicago World’s Fairs. Order your framed replica poster in a size that works for you and your space! Each print is on museum-quality, matte paper and arrives framed. Frames are made of a lightweight wood, are 0.75-inches wide, and come with the necessary hardware for hanging.