Articles by Claire Prentice

Martin Couney holds up Beth Allen, a premature baby who was on view at the Coney Island attraction.

The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn't a Doctor at All

Martin Couney carried a secret with him, but the results are unimpeachable

Igorrotes on show at Coney Island, in the summer of 1905.

The Igorrote Tribe Traveled the World for Show And Made These Two Men Rich

Truman Hunt and Richard Schneidewind were locked in a fierce competition, but by the end, the tribespeople were left poor, hungry and yearning for home

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