This is a picture of a little person, Edward Garrett, who played a baby in the farce "The Little Stranger" on Broadway. So, the picture is not as weird as it looks. It is a picture of a man, not a child.
Here's a clever photo from the past! Prohibition bootleggers wanting to disguise the location of secret distilleries would wear these "cow shoes" to hide their tracks - instead of footprints they would leave cow hoofprints behind!
Oscar Schlemmer: Costume for Triadic Ballet, 1922 Schlemmer (Sep. 1888 – was a German painter, sculptor and designer associated with the Bauhaus school. School was closed by Hitler for being too modern
Ethel Granger of England had the smallest waist size in modern times for a woman of normal stature, In this photo from her measurements were She had a pierced nose, which must have been very unusual in the This just freaks me out!