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Mar. 23rd, 2008

Le Cochon Danseur

Mar. 19th, 2008

Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

This massive hardcover book (over 19" high, 700+ pages, shipping weight of 19 lbs!) is highly recommended for anyone interested in medical history or human anatomy. There are tons of full-page, beautiful medical drawings and foldouts from the 1800s, including medical tools and surgical procedures. It's quite amazing.

The retail price of $200 is more than fair, however, Amazon is offering it for $74.00 off for a limited time. In a few years this book will be selling at 3x its current retail price, so I recommend picking one up now.

Mar. 18th, 2008

Victorian Sitter

Full plate (6.5" x 8.5") ambrotype of a pretty young girl, with original seals. Dates to around 1850. I am almost amazed at how this large, unprotected piece of glass has survived in perfect condition for 150+ years.

Mar. 17th, 2008

German Twins

Carte de visite from about 1890, found in the back of an old bible.

Mar. 16th, 2008

Bike Men

Tintype, circa 1880.
Two more behind the cut.

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Mar. 15th, 2008

Victorian Halloween

This cabinet card dates to around 1885 or so.
Click on the photo for a slightly larger version.

Mar. 14th, 2008

Restoration: Double Postmortem

Digital restoration of a postmortem photograph from my collection.
Larger version here.

Parasitic Twin

Laloo was a man with a parasitic twin growing from his midsection. He died in a train wreck in Mexico in 1905.