Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man.

Joseph Merrick photographed, c. Joseph Carey Merrick – sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man.

John Merrick, aka "The Elephant Man," had a terrifying appearance accompanied by an utterly fascinating life.

Joseph Carey Merrick August 1862 – 11 April sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man.

Thomas Frederick "Tommy" Cooper (1921-1984) - Welsh prop comedian and magician. Photo by John Claridge.

Thomas Frederick "Tommy" Cooper - Welsh prop comedian and magician. Photo by John Claridge.

John Merrick was a professional businessman who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; at his death, this organization was the largest black-owned insurance company in the U.S. He was also instrumental in the founding of Lincoln Hospital, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, and North Carolina...John Merrick was a professional businessman who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; at his death, this organization was the largest black-owned insurance company in the U.S…

John Merrick: Born Into Slavery, Became One of the Most Successful Black Men of His Time

David Lynch & John Hurt (who plays John Merrick) on the set of The Elephant Man

tarkowski: David Lynch & John Hurt (who plays John Merrick) on the set of The Elephant Man

david lynch & john merrick

Dymo, stencils, paste ups, stickers, frame ups and syndromes.

#golf #golfnews John Merrick wins first US PGA Tour title at Northern Trust Open

John Merrick wins first US PGA Tour title at Northern Trust Open

#golf #golfnews John Merrick wins first US PGA Tour title at Northern Trust Open

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