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In the 18th and 19th centuries, sideshow carnivals known as misemono were a popular form of entertainment for the sophisticated residents of Edo (present-day Tokyo). The sideshows featured a myriad of educational and entertaining attractions designed to evoke a sense of wonder and satisfy a deep curiosity for the mysteries of life.

19th-century obstetric training doll - Wada Museum

19th-century obstetric training doll - Wada Museum

One popular attraction was the pregnant doll. …pinktentacle.com

And I thought Resusci Annie, the cpr practice mannequin was creepy.

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