• A past daughter pictured here? - toiatoya

THE LONG HAIRED ALBINO BABES OF BARNUM'S BIZARRE BAZAAR -- Florence and Mary Martin

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The sisters Florence and Mary Martin were "employees" of P.T. Barnum of New York during the 1800s.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._T._Barnum

6 months after posting this image, Flickr commenter Lyneille made positive ID.

A thumbnail of these two is found here : www.sideshowworld.com/BL-History-Albinos.html

A web search will turn up more info.

Thanks, Lyneille !

reverendross, lexla, buddadvasu, and 68 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. lexla 70 months ago | reply

    wicked!!!

  2. toiatoya 67 months ago | reply

    ive done some digging. found a website that has a pic that looks very similar to them in a different pose, but they are still unidentified:

    members.optusnet.com.au/~msafier/albinism/albino14.html

  3. toiatoya 67 months ago | reply

    also the woman seated has a pin on with a picture of what looks like a little girl. passed daughter you think? This is one of the most interesting pics. . .im favoriting!

  4. aalaisi 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Grey,silver and white hair are fantastic!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Harpagone 66 months ago | reply

    Toiatoya : you made a great work and the picture i found thanks to your link is probably these two women some years later.......
    This is a precious document.

  6. Okinawa Soba 66 months ago | reply

    ToiaToya ! When I saw the comment by Kay~~Harpa~~ I realized that I missed replying to your comment, for which I apologize !!! I agree with Kay, you found a great link in that "Sisters" photo, which I did not find in my own searches. Thanks for posting it, and pointing out the pin with your photo note. To be honest, I did not see that "photo within the photo" --- I was too busy looking at the long, white hair !!! I'm sure folks like you will eventually solve the riddle of whose these women were, and their names as well. Thanks again, Toia.

  7. Harpagone 66 months ago | reply

    Okinawa and Toya : that's why I like so much Flickr ! I learn a lot with the other, reading the com's, looking the pictures, seeing things I could never have seen thanks to the flickrfriends !!!
    With the new presentation of Flickr, it is difficult to follow all the com's that are done - that's why we don't always answer to them !
    Have a good day !!!

  8. Lauren Peppiatt 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Curiouser and curiouser!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. Lyneille 63 months ago | reply

    I believe that is a picture of the sisters, Florence and Mary Martin.

  10. Okinawa Soba 63 months ago | reply

    Hi Lyneille ! Thanks for the comment and the ID. I immediatelty googled it, and found that you are correct. They are mentioned on several websites, and their picture also appears here www.sideshowworld.com/BL-History-Albinos.html
    Thanks again for this. I will ammend the caption !

  11. Nadowawoman 61 months ago | reply

    What a wonderful picture.

  12. Katya Killer of Light 59 months ago | reply

    poor girls.. sold to the sideshow..

  13. onefamousdog 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called sad world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. onefamousdog 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. onefamousdog 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called soulful group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. onefamousdog 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Best Pictures of The World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. .caitlin.elizabeth. 51 months ago | reply

    Wow, look at their hair!

  18. artistic55w 50 months ago | reply

    Where on earth do you find these photo? What a fabulous collection!

  19. islandofcalm 40 months ago | reply

    I have compared this photo with the photos of the Martin sisters and I really don't think they are the same people. If you look closely at the facial features, they look nothing alike other than they have albinism. Just my opinion, but I think you may want to keep looking for thier identity..........I am soooo curious as to who these beautiful woman really are. Circus freaks, no.

  20. © noborders 32 months ago | reply

    fascinating photo !!

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