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Photos – Freakshow Pitch Cards

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Todd Ray, owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow, has long been a collector of pitch cards, which have been used since the 19th century to draw attention to the marvelous performers and human wonders in sideshows. They were often sold as mementos and included a photo of the performer undertaking amazing feats, plus a short bio. Rarities are highly collectable to this day. Check out a gallery of nine Freakshow pitch cards featuring Todd and members of both his immediate and extended family.

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Freakshow premieres Thu., Feb. 14 at 9:30/8:30c as part of AMC Real Original Thursdays.

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