“Thin men,” “living skeletons,” and “human shadows” were a frequent sideshow sight. In some cases, they were too weak to hold a stable job and would use what was usually a medical mystery to their advantage, working at circuses and charging people to awe at their narrow frames.
Believe It or Not!, this vintage design was used to promote sideshow and carnival curiosities featured at Robert Ripley’s earliest museums, or “Odditoriums,” such as those at the New York and Chicago World’s Fairs. Order your replica poster in a size that works for you and your space! Each print is on museum-quality, matte paper.