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CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD, 1701.
Scottish privateer and pirate. The body of Captain William Kidd, bound in chains and encased in an iron framework, hanging at Tilbury Point in the Thames estuary on the English coast, as a warning to others following his execution for piracy and murder in 1701. Wood engraving, 19th century.
PHRENOLOGY, 19th CENTURY.
A French phrenological chart, 19th century.
SKIN CONDITION, 2000.
Close-up of the face of a man suffering from skin discoloration. Photographed in 2000.
CELTIC CAULDRON: DETAIL.
Detail from the Gundestrup cauldron, a vessel of Celtic workmanship found at Gundestrup, Denmark. Silver, 1st century B.C.
CHINA: STAFF FINIAL.
Bronze staff finial in the form of two animal faces. Shang Dynasty, 14th-11th century B.C.
MEXICO: TEOTIHUACAN VASE.
Ceramic vase with a face. From Teotihuacan, Mexico, 2nd century B.C. - 8th century A.D.
Germany, Berlin: the Resuas perfoming in the Berlin, man holding a bench with his teeth, on the bench two sitting persons, performance at Passage Theater, 1906.
France - Midi-Pyrenees Midi Pyrenees Pyrenaeen: Departement Aveyron, Causse Noir: rock formation Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux, the rock 'Devil's Eye' - 1901 Vintage property of ullstein bild.
VAN LEYDEN: DENTIST.
The dentist-surgeon with a patient. Line engraving by Lucas Van Leyden, 1523.
AMMAN: DENTIST, 1568.
'The Tooth Breaker removes aching teeth painlessly as one bears children; he also sells oils, salves and other medications, flea and louse ointments and rat poison.' Woodcut by Jost Amman, 1568.
SKIN CONDITION, 2001.
Close-up of the face of a man suffering from skin discoloration, following treatment with Protopic ointment. Photographed in 2001.
SKIN INFECTION, 1917.
A Middle Eastern man affected with the parasitic disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, 1917, known locally as 'Jericho Buttons.'
MEXICO: HEAD SCULPTURE.
Pre-Columbian Remojadas clay figure of a head, from Veracruz, Mexico, c300-900 A.D.
OAXACA: LIFE AND DEATH.
A mask representing the duality between life and death. From Soyaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 600-900 A.D.
GERD VON RUNDSTEDT.
Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953). German officer. Caricature published on the cover of 'Time' magazine, 31 August 1942, during World War II, while von Rundstedt was Hitler's commander on the western front.
JANE BIRKIN (1946-).
English actress, singer, and film director. Birkin with Serge Gainsbourg, c1969.
SUN AND MOON, 1480.
Decorative faces of the sun and the moon discussing the powers of the firmament. Woodcut, Dutch, 1480.
Personification of Orion. Woodcut from Gaius Julius Hyginus' 'Poeticon Astronomicon,' Venice, Italy, 1482.
MEXICO: MAYAN SCULPTURE.
Stucco sculpture of a human head from the Temple of the Sun in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Mayan, c750 A.D.
MEXICO: OLMEC SCULPTURE.
Stone sculpture of a baby face, Olmec, 1500-400 B.C.
MEXICO: NAYARIT WOMAN.
Detail of a ceramic sculpture of a woman with earrings and nose rings. By the Pre-Columbian culture at Nayarit, Mexico, 8th-10th century A.D.
TWO-FACED WOMAN, 1941.
Poster for the film 'Two-Faced Woman,' starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas, directed by George Cukor, 1941.
JAMES HADLEY CHASE
(1906-1985). Writer, Montreux, Switzerland, 1966. Photographed by Horst Tappe.
SHOOTING A RATTLESNAKE.
A hunter prepares to shoot a rattlesnake. Line engraving, English, late 19th century, after Stanley Berkeley.
ANDREW JACKSON: U.S. BANK.
'Symptoms of a Locked Jaw/ Plain Sewing Done.' American cartoon comment, c1834, on the passage by the U.S. Senate of Henry Clay's resolution to censure President Andrew Jackson for his fight against the Bank of the United States.
WORLD WAR I: MASKS, 1918.
Masks showing the work done by Anna Coleman Ladd of the American Red Cross. The top row are casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces, the bottom row shows masks of their faces before their injuries, made from pre-war photographs. On the table are masks made to fit over the disfigured part of the face. Photograph, 1918.
MEXICO: TEOTIHUACAN FACE.
Painted ceramic face from an incense burner, from the Teotihuacan culture in Mexico, 450-750 A.D.
EARLY CHRISTIAN MOSAIC.
Mosaic of the head of October. Detail from the panel depicting the Labors of the Months, in the Monastery of Lady Mary, Beth-Shean, Israel, c567 A.D.
ANIMATED CARTOON, 1906.
Title still and drawings from the film 'Humorous Phases of Funny Faces,' by J. Stuart Blackton, considered the first animated film, 1906.
PLANETARY SYSTEMS, 1537.
Woodcut from an edition of Boethius' "Consolation" published in Augsburg in 1537.
RABELAIS: GARGANTUA, 1873.
At Gargantua's Parisian meals, four men shovel mustard into his mouth. Wood engraving, 1873, after Gustave Doré for 'Gargantua and Pantagruel' by François Rabelais.
TWO-FACED WOMAN, 1941.
Poster for the film 'Two-Faced Woman,' starring Greta Garo and Melvyn Douglas, directed by George Cukor, 1941.
PAIUTE MAN, c1924.
An elderly Paiute man from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. Photograph by Edward Curtis, c1924.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
(1452-1519). Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. Self-portrait. Red chalk on paper, c1515.
CIRCUS: RINGLING BROS.
John Ringling North, owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, congratulating Rick Shapiro, the winner of a clown contest, in 1966.
Bas-relief of Mede guard, Treasure Room, Persepolis (Unesco World Heritage List, 1979), Iran. Achaemenid civilisation, 6th-5th century BC. Detail. Full credit: De Agostini / W. Buss / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Wood anthropomorphic statuette with shells as eyes, African art, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
CARTOON: STALINGRAD, 1942.
'Gateway to Stalingrad'. American cartoon on the successful defense of Stalingrad (present-day Volgograd) by Russian forces against the German army. Cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 1942.
SLAVERY: SEPARATION, 1804.
'The husband and wife, after being sold to different purchasers, violently separated...never to see each other more.' Engraving from an abolitionist tract, 'Oppression of the Exiled Sons of Africa,' 1804.
CIRCUS: CLOWN, c1920.
Clown Joe Jackson, Sr. (né Joseph Francis Jiranek, 1873-1942) with the bicycle used in his act. Photographed c1920.
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