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“And you know, the fact is, nobody knew that they were prosthetic legs. They were the star of the show - these wooden boots peeking out from under this raffia dress - but in fact, they were actually legs made for me.” Aimee Mullins, on her look in the Alexander McQueen S/S 1999 show.
This is a sampling of prosthetics from the 1800 to the mid 1930s. It’s just a few of the many artifacts that can be found in our collection. Pictured above is a rare aluminum leg with flush aircraft rivets… A pair of early legs in the original box with label… an assortment of articulated hands… but most interesting are the original plaster, wax and wood hand models. All these look beautiful with any decor.
Battle of Stalingrad: Red Army officer addresses the men of his command in late 1942. The Red Army put special emphasis on the psychological methods used to boost morale and keep front line troops in fighting trim. The effort was also supplemented by the NKVD and the political commissars, who would shoot anyone found to "avoid" his duty to the Motherland.