Disabilities: From Stigma to Mainstream (1800s-present)

Main

dime museums

1840

circus sideshows

1850

world fairs

1876

amusement parks

1893

carnivals/state fairs

1900

Titicut Follies

1967

*was banned until late 1900s
*a movie about the prison for the criminally insane--Bridgewater
*inhumane treatment of inmates depicted