Monthly Archives: March 2013

Lionel, the Lion-Faced Boy

  “Lionel, the Lion-Faced Boy”, actually Stephan Bibrowski, famous sideshow performer for the Barnum & Baily Circus just after the turn of the 20th century.   He replaced, “Jo Jo”,  Barnum & Bailey’s previous hairy man and stayed with the circus for about five years. Bibrowski … Continue reading

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The Fire Eater

The fire eater, often a street artist or part of a sideshow, is a performer who places flaming objects into their mouth and sometimes other parts of their body. The fire eater will usually extinguish the fires by cutting off … Continue reading

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