Born in 1859 in upstate Copenhagen, New York James Morris possessed the unique gift of being able to stretch his skin out like taffy, sometimes as far out as 18 inches. He could pull his skin over his face like a turtleneck. He would amuse friends and co-workers with the ability at first; he began doing it professionally at J.E. Sackett’s dime museum in Providence. In 1882 he joined P.T. Barnum’s circus and toured with the show for many years throughout the United States and Europe.
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