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BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK

BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK
BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK

BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT. THEY PROVIDE GREAT PLEASURE WHILE GROWING IN VALUE! WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS!

AN INCREDIBLE HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHIC DISCOVERY! PRESENTING A GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC & BEYOND RARE HISTORICAL ANTIQUE Circa 1868 CARTE d' VISITE (CDV) PHOTOGRAPH OF P. THEN EXHIBITED & BILLED AS "THE INFANT ESSAU" IN CIRCUS FREAK SIDESHOWS! THIS MAY BE THE ONLY SURVIVING IMAGE OF HER AT SUCH A VERY YOUNG AGE! ANNIE JONES AS THE "INFANT ESSAU"!

AN OPPORTUNITY TO OWN SOMETHING VERY FEW IF ANY HAVE! A WORD ABOUT THIS AD. DUE TO A COMMON SCAM WHEREBY SOME SELLERS WILL DUPLICATE HISTORIC PHOTOS FOUND IN ADS, THEN PRINT THEM AND GLUE THE MODERN COPY ONTO A GENUINE CDV OR CABINET CARD BACKING TO SELL AS OLD ORIGINALS, WE ARE ONLY SHOWING THIS UNIQUE PHOTO OF YOUNG ANNIE JONES AS "INFANT ESSAU" FROM EITHER SLANTED ANGLES OR AS VERY LOW RESOLUTION IMAGES. NOTE HER HAIR EXTENDS BEYOND TEMPLE!

ANNIE JONES THROUGH THE YEARS! These images are shown for historic reference only. They are not part of this sale. UNTIL NOW, THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE RIGHT WAS BELIEVED TO BE THE YOUNGEST KNOWN PHOTO OF ANNIE.

OUR PHOTO (Left) WAS TAKEN A FEW YEARS EARLIER! COMPARE THE ANATOMY OF THE HEADS. SEE THE SOMEWHAT FLATTENED, STILL NOT FULLY DEVELOPED SHAPE OF NOSE, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE EYES AS WELL AS FROM NOSE DOWN TO HER POUTING LIPS AND ALSO THE CHUBBY CHEEKS! THESE TWO PHOTOS OBVIOUSLY SHOW ONE AND THE SAME PERSON!

THREE MORE PHOTOS OF ANNIE FROM HER TEENAGE YEARS AS "THE BEARDED GIRL" TO ADULT. SADLY, SHE DIED OF TUBERCULOSIS AT AGE 37. ONE OF A KIND SURVIVING ODDITY PHOTO! ANNIE'S LEGS ALREADY SHOW LIGHT HAIR!

DON'T LET THIS RARE HISTORIC FREAK PHOTO ESCAPE! YOU WILL NOT LIKELY FIND ANOTHER LIKE IT!

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Legendary Bearded Lady Annie Jones as a small child, then billed as "Infant Essau". This stunning and Genuine Historic Antique circa 1868 Carte de Visite photograph may well be the only surviving photo of Annie at this very early age. If you look carefully, you see the light hair on her legs and the hair extending beyond her temple and onto the forehead, which you still see in later images. Barnum's biggest Freak Show stars.

Due to a common scam by some sellers who duplicate antique photos and then glue them onto genuinely old CDV or Cabinet Card backings to sell as originals, we are only showing this photo from slanted angles and super low resolution images. The photo is in very good vintage condition. Approximately 4 x 2 ½ inches. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY SURVIVING IMAGE OF HER AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE! We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items.

Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions.

We try to describe items to the best of our ability. Extremely hirsute performers have a long legacy in Circus history. They are among the Celebrated Freaks Royalty such as Jo-Jo the Russian Dog Faced Man, Lionel the Lion Faced Boy, Zip the "What-Is-It" Pinhead, the "Midgets" Tom Thumb & Lavinia Warren, "Armless Wonder" Charles Tripp, "Legless" Eli Bowen, "Siamese Twins" Chang & Eng and other historic marvels. Many of whom we know from photographs by Matthew Brady, Charles Eisenmann, Frank Wendt or the Swords brothers. This item is a GENUINE PERIOD ORIGINAL!

CHECK OUR AUCTIONS EACH WEEK FOR A WIDE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MASONIC & FRATERNAL SOCIETY SWORDS, ANTIQUES & OTHER FASCINATING QUALITY COLLECTIBLES! RARE HISTORIC CIRCUS SIDESHOW PHOTOGRAPH! No part or parts of this ad may be reproduced without permission. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "classicliterati" and is located in this country: US.

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  • Size: 4 x 2 ½ inches
  • Photographer: E. Everitt
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Featured Person/Artist: Annie Jones
  • Theme: Circus Sideshow Freaks, Carnival, Medical, History, Americana, Amusement Parks
  • Format: Carte de Visite (CDV)
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Number of Photographs: 1
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Image Orientation: Portrait
  • Subject: BEARDED FREAKS CIRCUS BARNUM SIDESHOW MEDICAL, Medical, Oddities, Hirsute, Carnival, Freak, Hypertrichosis, P. Barnum, Annie Jones, Dime Museum, Panopticon, Physical Human Anomalies, Bearded Lady, Infant Essau, Children & Infants, Circus, Women
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7\
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Year of Production: circa 1868
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Photo Type: CDV
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print


BEARDED LADY ANNIE JONES as Young Child INFANT ESSAU! Rarest PHOTO Circus FREAK