Photographed by Irving Penn, Elvie saw a signed vintage silver print of this 2014 for Euro. all you Shrek fans! Professional wrestler Maurice Tillet, aka The French Angel, was the inspiration for Shrek’s character design.
the horrors of history: J. Marion Sims is called “the Father of Gynecology” due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure.
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Watering the horses: A staff member sprays water to maintain the humidity of an ancient horse and chariot pit unearthed in Luoyang, China. The main pit has a five chariots and 12 horses buring almost years ago
"An ascetic is a person who deprives themselves of physical pleasure for religious reasons. This ascetic has welded a metal grid around his neck to prevent himself from lying down. Dated to around the late
Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy - Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.
This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants.
In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany that is certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.
Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.