Fiji Mermaid

Feejee Mermaid

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fiji mermaid — A Fiji mermaid (also Feejee mermaid) was a common feature of sideshows. During the Renaissance and the Baroque eras, it was a staple of wunderkammers. They were often people afflicted of sirenomelia or a dugong. It is presented as a mummified… …   Wikipedia

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  • Feejee Mermaid — reputedly a mermaid caught near the Fiji Islands and exhibited in New York by a Dr. J. Griffin , an English gentleman, and then by the showman P. T. Barnum. Griffin was a fraud perpetrated by Barnum for heightening public interest. The mermaid… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Sideshow — For other uses, see Sideshow (disambiguation). Elly del Sarto in c. 1910 In America, a sideshow is an extra, secondary production associated with a circus, carnival, fair or other such attraction. Contents …   Wikipedia

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