RPPC photograph (circa 1881) of Princess Tiny, Age 19 years, Height 21 inches, Weight 15 lbs. Tiny's true name was May Trudgen. She was a noted dwarf performer with PT Barnum for several years. It has also been stated that she may have been polydactyl - having six fingers on her right hand. In this photo, if you look closely, you can see that she does have six fingers on her right hand.
Fedor Jeftichew (1868 - 1904) was a Russian known as 'Jo-Jo The Dog Faced Boy'. He had hypertrichosis, which caused long hair all over his body. His father also had the condition and they were in the sideshow together. After his father's death, he became employed by P.T. Barnum. He customarily wore a Russian soldier's uniform and saber. At times he acted quiet and dignified and others he barked and growled at the audience. He died of pneumonia at age 35.
Barney (born 1827) and his older brother Hiram were two mentally impaired dwarves who were born and raised on an Ohio farm. Despite their tiny size:said to stand 4o inches and weigh 45 lbs. Farm labor had made them strong, endowing them with the ability to lift heavy weights (up to 300 lbs) They were given the stage names Waino and Plutanor, two gentlemen from the exotic land of Borneo. Years later, they were hired for P.T. Barnum’s travelling shows. Hiram passed way in 1905; Barney in 1912.
Prince Randian (1871-1934) Born in British Guyana, Randian was discovered by P.T. Barnum in 1889, and he toured American sideshows in the 1930s as the Living Torso, “the human caterpillar who crawls on his belly like a reptile.” In reality Randian could shave, write, paint, and roll cigarettes unaided. He spoke English, German, French, and Hindi and was reportedly a skilled carpenter, joking that he would someday build his own house. He married and fathered four children and lived to age 63