In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”
Victoria Woodhull was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement and a woman of many firsts. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper, the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and in 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.
Napoleon's Death Mask. "His steely determination and spark of dynamism have dissolved. His eyes are sunken, his cheek hallow, his lips hang slightly ajar. It's a fallen face, and the story it tells is of defeat and exile."
Man With 2 Faces - Edward Mordake literally has two faces: one in the front of his head, like you and I, and another face in the back… a human looking face with it’s own expressions. Alas, it could not speak nor eat, but it laughed Read more: http://www.vyperlook.com/odd-strange/man-with-2-faces-edward-mordake#ixzz2KFxJF4I4
Evelyn Nesbit The woman that caused a scandal . She garnered the attention of the then 47-year-old architect and New York socialite Stanford White, who became her lover and dedicated benefactor. Nesbit achieved world-wide notoriety when her jealous husband, multi-millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw, shot and murdered Stanford White on the rooftop theatre of Madison Square Garden on the evening of June 25, 1906, leading to what the press would call “The Trial of the Century"
What Mount Rushmore was supposed to look like, before they ran out of funding
Gutzon Borglum's model of Mt. Rushmore memorial-- Original design of Mount Rushmore / The presidents were to be depicted from head to waist, but the sculpture was scaled back due to insufficient funding.
Tsar Boris III - Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.