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More artwork by James G. Mundie and Kate Kern Mundie

James G. Mundie's
Cabinet of Curiosities

Original drawings, prints and photogrpahs from anatomy and medical museums by James G. Mundie

Prof. Jas. G. Mundie's photographs on Flickr

Capturing various spectacles through magic of optics

The Mütter Museum

of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia:
One of the world's finest medical museums.

Sideshow World

Preserving the Past, Promoting the Future:
Interviews, tour routes, news, stories from the good old days, and more about the fabulous world of sideshow.
Alternative art, humor, stories, etc.,... featuring the work of several Philadelphia-based artists.

Parables in Glass: Judith Schaechter
Unique wood carvings by Susan Hagen
Bonnie Lasses: paintings by Tina Newberry
Slackjaw: autobiographical essays by Jim Knipfel
Creative non-fiction: Sarah McEneaney
Mouth Wash: essays by Mike Walsh
Art on a Stick: B. Amundson
Mixed media works by Ted Adams
Order, Chaos and Dreams: Carol Nowak
Paintings by Mitch Gillette

James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed!
On & Off the Midway
The journal devoted to all things sideshow.
An encyclopedia of novelty & variety performers & showfolk.

The World Famous Pontani Sisters
They're not only world famous burlesque divas — the Pontani Sisters are also adorable.

Sideshow Gathering
Step right this way! Sideshow performers and faithful fans get together at the Inkin' The Valley tattoo convention every year in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (of all places!). Don't miss the opportunity to see some of the weirdest variety entertainment around all crammed into one weekend.

9th Annual Sideshow Gathering 2010: 5–7 November 2010

Photos from 5th Annual Sideshow Gathering

Photos from 4th Annual Sideshow Gathering

Photos from 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering

Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists

MART is dedicated to a shared mandate to advocate the showmanship of oddities; espouse the belief in natural adaptation and mutation; and encourage the desire to create displays of curiosity.

Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow

Featuring the Amazing Blazing Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill!

Custom Creature Taxidermy

Peruse the culmination of nearly three decades of the study of art and the natural sciences in Sarina Brewer's eccentric works.

Johnny Eck Museum

Artist, magician, musician, freak, and so much more:
the world of Johnny Eck, the Half Boy.

American Sideshow:

An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers
The fabulous new book about sideshow performers by Marc Hartzman

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, and related arts through activities including performances, lectures, print media, and workshops for the general public as well as creating opportunities for cultural exchange and fostering a sense of community...”
Yep, and they're also a heck of a lot of fun.

Sideshow Bennie and His Carnival of Wonders
A one-man ten-in-one: “From fire eating and fireball spewing, to walking and leaping, barefoot, in broken glass, to pounding nails and screwdrivers into his nose, to lifting weights with pierced body parts, Bennie's act is an 'I shouldn't watch and enjoy this but I can't help myself' phenomenon.”

The Yard Dogs Road Show
Sword swallowers, fire eaters, Black and Blue Burlesque, rambling hobo poetry and sideshow oddities all animated by the live sounds of the Yard Dogs' cartoon gypsy band, The Golden Wings of Glory.

Kitten DeVille

The living embodiment of burlesque

Scotty the Blue Bunny
Half man, half wild animal — the interdisciplinary, inter-species, multimedia performance phenomenon

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey
Yay! Hisss! It's the winners of Miss Exotic World Best Duo 2006

Matt the Knife
The 'cutting edge' of entertainment.

Dr. Wilson's Memory Elixir
Battling cataleptic neuroplexy one bottle at a time.

Harley Newman, Professional Lunatic
A sideshow performer who holds many world's records for the dangerous (and entertaining) feats he performs.

Zamora, The Torture King
Tim Cridland's performance is all about mind over matter — remember that when he's freaking you out

The Crispy Family Carnival
An outlandish, pyrotechnic smorgasbord of neo-vaudevillian entertainment and sideshow oddities: a ukulele toting emcee, a variety of fire-freaks, and bonafide sideshow weirdoes.

The Great Nippulini
World's Strongest Nipples

Carnival Diablo
Canada's fiendish cavalcade, the world's only traveling Victorian sideshow.

Specialists in über-creepy puppets, automata and wonderful composite sideshow freaks.

Ses Carny: The American Madman
"New England's only 100% real circus sideshow and human freakshow." Feel the pain.

Charon Henning:
The Most Dangerous Beauty Alive
Presenting Intriguing Displays of the Unbelievable and Impossible!

The Prince of Humbugs: P.T. Barnum
Channeling the spirit of America's greatest showman.

The Wolf People
The world's hairiest internationally acclaimed acrobatic circus performers.

Circus Museum: Collectie Best
Dutch website dedicated to the late Jaap Best's collection of circus posters and memorablia

Mysterious People
Strange powers, poltergeist girls, feral children, imposters and eccentrics...

Fortean Times
The World of Strange Phenomena
Huge in-stock inventory of professional magic tricks, books, videos/dvds and memorabilia. All tricks rated by skill level for easy selection. Visit their free Magic Library.
Victorian lowbrow, sideshow, posters, web design, framed curio exhibits, much more!

The Barnum Museum
The museum devoted to Bridgeport CT's most famous son, Phineas Taylor Barnum.
The collection features items from Barnum's career, as well as exhibits relating to his life and enthusiasms.

Mat Fraser
Short-armed and dangerous: actor, musician, playwright and disability activist Mat Fraser.

Coney Island U.S.A.
Preserving the past, present and future of Coney Island, New York - America's playground by the sea.

Museum of Jurassic Technology
Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.
An international contemporary art listings guide and a directory of artists worldwide.

Strathmore Artist Papers
Quality artist papers for every drawing technique.

Sakura of America
The makers of the fabulous Pigma Micron series of archival pens, used exclusively by James Mundie in the creation of his Prodigies series
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