Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Beard of the Week

The bearded lady, Annie Jones, was described as having the manners of a society lady. Exhibited by Barnum at a very young age, she was kidnapped by a Phrenologist. Her family had to sue to get her back. The kidnapper claimed that she was his child although the likelihood of two little girls with the same unusual characteristics seems to stretch credibility.

Annie married twice, toured Europe and invested her considerable earnings in Real Estate.

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