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Charles Eisenmann - Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman

Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of.

Mary Ann Bevan (December 20, 1874 – December 26, 1933), AKA "The Ugliest Woman in the World," was known for being one of the worst looking women ever. The reason she had this ugly appearance is because she had Acromegaly, a disease making you grow rapidly. Mary was married at age 3s, the same year that she started getting symptoms of the disease. When Mary died, she weighed 168 lbs and was 5 feet 7 inches tall, which was short for someone with acromegaly.

Mary Ann Bevan

To support her 4 children she entered and won an "Ugly Woman" contest. She worked as a sideshow attraction until her death Dec 26

A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900s.  Those poor women!

A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early Those poor women! Makes me so very, very thankful I didn't live in the corset era. That waist looks too small to be real!

Esta mirada con los ojos saltones se llama "Innsmouth Look", mirada de pescado o de rana. Este tipo de fotografías inspiraron la obra de HP Lovecraft "La sombra sobre Innsmouth"

Fotografías post-mortem de la era victoriana (Apto)

The Innsmouth Look People with the "Innsmouth Look" look vaguely fish and/or frog like through the face, especially through the eyes. Inspired by H. Lovecraft's works, particularly "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"--wow odd looking people

WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev  (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.

Feodor Vassilyev (c. was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, s

advertisement for “Mrs. S.A. Allen’s World’s Hair Restorer,” published in the December 1904 issue of Women’s Home Companion

HAIR CARE: advertisement for “Mrs. Allen’s World’s Hair Restorer,” published in the December 1904 issue of Women’s Home Companion

Inspiring

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Two-Faced Skull deformity

Two Faced skull. This looks fully adult with adult dentition. That meand this person survived, possibly past 18 years of age. Given the age of the skull I can only imagine what this poor person had to endure from the people he or she met.

Anna Coleman Ladd- Inspiration for a character on Boardwalk Empire

WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.

Madre oculta tras tela

A Victorian "hidden mother' memento mori / post mortem photo / photograph. In the Victorian Era, women holding infants were often covered; because the photograph is meant to be cropped to show only the infant.

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