This blog by mikl-em (I played Sugarchurch) features Stuff about carnival sideshows, the 1800's to 1930’s, Vaudeville, clowns, freaks, silent film, or whatever else seems to fit.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1311, f.14. The travel diary (“Reisebuch”) of Alsatian world traveler Georg Franz Müller. 1669-1682.
“Müller was employed by the East India-Holland Company between 1669 and 1682 as a soldier in the Indonesian archipelago. In the “Reisebuch” he sketched people, animals and plants that he encountered during his voyage (via South Africa) to Indonesia and his travels in Indonesia. He also composed simple, sometimes rough verses, about all these people, animals and plants, and wrote them out in his idiosyncratic, difficult to read script.”