Tom Norman "The Silver King"

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Adapted from The University of Sheffield, National Fairground Archive website:

English showman Tom Norman is best-known, and made notorious through his exhibiting of Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man." Though only a short chapter in his long career, his affiliation with Merrick, and his scurrilous depiction in the Frederick Treves autobiography, and the David Lynch film, have marred the reputation of a man who otherwise led an interesting and colorful life.