|DEATH OF A MUSEUM FREAK-Philadelphia, March 27
Zanie Zanobia, known all over the country as the cannibal fan child, died this afternoon of cancer of the stomach at the residence of John Battersby, in Frankford. Zanie, though born in Africa, was a light mulatto. Her fortune consisted of her fingers, which were about seven inches long and webbed. From this deformity she got her name of fan child. When she was only a little child she became a protégé of Hannah Battersby, who is said to be the biggest professional "fat woman" in America. Hannah is the wife of John Battersby, who was once a "living skeleton," but who unaccountably gained flesh and muscle and was ruined as a "freak," and he is now a wealthy wagon builder. Zanie, who was 19 years old, was at her death the wife of a showman known as "Canada Jack," a white man. She had been ill at the residence of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Battersby, for several months. Her last public appearance was at Forepaugh's Museum, in this city. (The New York Times, March 28 1885)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Carnival Kindness-Thin Man & Fat Lady- My Cousin John Battersby and Hannah
at July 31, 2014
2019 Community Treasures Art Show Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, 11am – 5pm The work of Artists from the Bay Area and beyond for...
Insomnia can make your life miserable. A living hell. You try to catch a quick nap with maybe a beer or wine to help, but that doesn'...
Petey was viewable on puffin burrow live cam at Audubon -There are other live cams to watch but I loved to watch Petey the baby Puffin i...
Blogs Nosey Parker The Bizarre Death and Mysterious Burial of a Hollywood Oscar Winner Alan Parker - March 2nd, 20...