100 Weir noted that even up to the beginning of World War II ‘there were “incubator baby sideshows”, displaying premature and deformed infants for the
curious public who paid to see the shows’. R.F. Weir, Selective Nontreatment of
Handicapped Newborns (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984), p. 21. Also
popular, and of even more recent vintage, were ‘pickled punks’, which were
deformed fetuses that had been preserved in jars and displayed as a curiosity. See
R. West, Pickled Punks and Girlie Shows: A Life Spent on the Midways of America
.g. Dolan, ‘Taking the Pencil out of God's Hand’; Karim-Cooper, Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama ; Snook, Women, Beauty and Power .
149 Vickers, ‘Diana Described’.
150 Hobby, ‘The Politics of Gender’, p. 40.
151 Paré, Workes , Qqq4 r .
152 Dunton, Bumography , sig. C4 v .
153 Politick Whore , sig. H1 v ; Williams, Dictionary , pp 326–327. ‘Crack’ is also an updating of the term ‘punk’ in Davenport's original: Davenport, City-Night-Cap , sig. E4r.
154 Ward, London Terræ-filius , sig. D2 r ; original emphasis.
155 Varholy, ‘Rich like a