Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.
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Demonstrate a [prosthesis?] of a mid thigh amputation. The prosthesis was manufactured from materials available to the patient while he was a prisoner under the Japs / Otis Historical Archives Nat'l Museum of Health & Medicine
Wanted FBI: Robert William "Bobby" Fisher, Sr Fisher is wanted for murder of his wife Mary and their two children Robert, Jr. and Brittney and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, in April 2001. Investigators believe that Robert Fisher murdered his family because he felt threatened by his wife's intent to divorce.
Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII. Detail of Mary from a manuscript depicting Mary and her first husband, the aged Louis XII of France. Mary (1496-1533) married Louis in October 1514; the marriage was brief as Louis died the following January. Despite later marrying Charles Brandon, she was forever known as "The French Queen".
Union officer with "contraband", 1862...two months after this photo was taken President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. I hope to God this poor kid was able to live the free and just life he was entitled to as a basic human right.