"Prince" Randian (1871-1934)  Born in British Guyana, Randian was discovered by P.T. Barnum in  1889, and he toured American sideshows in the 1930s as the Living Torso,  “the human caterpillar. "  In reality Randian could shave, write, paint, and roll cigarettes  unaided. He spoke English, German, French, and Hindi. He married and fathered four children and ultimately lived to age 63, touring American carnivals and museums for 45 years.

"Prince" Randian (1871-1934) Born in British Guyana, Randian was discovered by P.T. Barnum in 1889, and he toured American sideshows in the 1930s as the Living Torso, “the human caterpillar. " In reality Randian could shave, write, paint, and roll cigarettes unaided. He spoke English, German, French, and Hindi. He married and fathered four children and ultimately lived to age 63, touring American carnivals and museums for 45 years.

Olga Baclanova, Daisy Earles, Harry Earles, Johnny Eck, Wallace Ford, Delmo Fritz, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Leila Hyams, Josephine Joseph, Peter Robinson, Angelo Rossitto, Schlitze, Elvira Snow, Jenny Lee Snow, Henry Victor, and Prince Randian in Freaks (1932)

Olga Baclanova, Daisy Earles, Harry Earles, Johnny Eck, Wallace Ford, Delmo Fritz, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Leila Hyams, Josephine Joseph, Peter Robinson, Angelo Rossitto, Schlitze, Elvira Snow, Jenny Lee Snow, Henry Victor, and Prince Randian in Freaks (1932)

Prince Randian or Prince Rardion (ca. 1871 – December 19, 1934), also known as The Snake Man, The Living Torso, The Human Caterpillar and a variety of other names was a famous limbless sideshow performer of the early 1900s, best known for his ability to roll cigarettes with his lips. He was reportedly brought to the United States by P.T. Barnum in 1889 and was a popular carnival and circus attraction for 45 years.

Prince Randian or Prince Rardion (ca. 1871 – December 19, 1934), also known as The Snake Man, The Living Torso, The Human Caterpillar and a variety of other names was a famous limbless sideshow performer of the early 1900s, best known for his ability to roll cigarettes with his lips. He was reportedly brought to the United States by P.T. Barnum in 1889 and was a popular carnival and circus attraction for 45 years.

Wonders: Eddie Masher was known as skeleton dude for his appearance and Prince Randian (right) who was born without arms or legs but was incredibly self-sufficient and able to shave, paint, write and even roll cigarettes

Dog-faced boy, four-legged Myrtle and the man with elastic skin: Bizarre photographs show why 19th-century audiences were captivated by carnival freaks

Wonders: Eddie Masher was known as skeleton dude for his appearance and Prince Randian (right) who was born without arms or legs but was incredibly self-sufficient and able to shave, paint, write and even roll cigarettes

Prince Randian The Living Torso/The Human Worm. Born w/o limbs, he was able to write, paint, shave & roll cigarettes using only his mouth.

Prince Randian The Living Torso/The Human Worm. Born w/o limbs, he was able to write, paint, shave & roll cigarettes using only his mouth.

Prince Randian and Johnny Eck during filming of Tod Browning's Freaks (1932)

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Prince Randian and Johnny Eck during filming of Tod Browning's Freaks (1932)

20. The Human Caterpillar Prince Randian | 20 Heroic Freaks of Nature | Martian Herald

20. The Human Caterpillar Prince Randian | 20 Heroic Freaks of Nature | Martian Herald

Gorgeous cast portraits from Tod Browning’s ‘Freaks’ (1932) | Dangerous Minds

Gorgeous cast portraits from Tod Browning’s ‘Freaks’ (1932) | Dangerous Minds

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