"Farther's Fascinating Freaks only existed for three short years, but in that time it produced a plethora of memorable characters, many of whom remain in the English consciousness today. The show traveled all over England and Scotland, and its colourful line of caravans never failed to bring floods of excited townspeople, thanks
in part to show runner A. Buckingham Farther's clever strategy of arriving in advance of his troupe and paying local children to spread word in their uniquely enthusiastic way..."
Above is an excerpt from the historical introduction to Farther's Fascinating Freaks, a piece of forgotten (and imaginary) Victorian history. This book contains the artwork and writing of Jessica Bromley Bartram, Toronto artist.