Punch's “The Deformito-mania”

Punch IllustrationIn September of 1847, Punch publishes the engraving, "The Deformito-mania," which bemoans the public’s “prevailing taste for deformity, which seems to grow by what it feeds upon” (90). Image: the cover of Punch magazine volume 1, 1841. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Nadja Durbach, "On the Emergence of the Freak Show"

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4 Sep 1847

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