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TOADSTONE, 1491.
Extracting a bezoar (toadstone) to be used as an antidote against, and as a warning of, the presence of poison. Woodcut from Peter Schöffer's 'Hortus Sanitatis', Mainz, Germany, 1491.
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0176649
FARMING: SCYTHES.
American farmers cutting grain with scythes. Photographed c1920, possibly a staged reenactment of harvesting methods of the early 19th century.
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0078943
PNEUMATIC DIAGRAM, 1589.
Woodcut from a 1589 Italian edition of Hero of Alexandria's treatise on pneumatics showing ancient temple trickery. When a fire is built on the altar at the left, the doors on the right swing open.
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0109223
CRAVEN STREET GAZETTE, 1770.
Fake newspaper written by Polly and William Hewson, who stayed with Benjamin Franklin in London. The Gazette parodies Franklin's grumpiness at the departure of the the landlord, 'Queen Margaret.' Written 22 September 1770.
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0085392
HANS VAN MEEGEREN
(1889-1947). Dutch painter, art-restorer, and art-forger. Photographed in Amsterdam, 1947.
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0099760
KONRAD KUJAU (1938-2000).
German artist and forger, photographed while painting a copy of Max Liebermann's 'Dutch Cowgirl,' 1991. Full credit: amw Pressedienst GmbH - ullstein bild / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0013418
OPIUM HABIT 'CURE,' 1877.
Advertisement from an American newspaper of 1877. Such mail order 'cures' for opium and morphine addiction contracted by wounded veterans of the Civil War regularly appeared in newspapers and magazines during the late 19th century.
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0028992
PATENT MEDICINE, c1900.
English advertisement, c1900, for an American cough syrup.
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0070367
TITUS OATES (1649-1705).
English imposter and fabricator of the imaginary Popish Plot. Etching, English, 18th century.
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0100661
UFO, MICHIGAN, 1967.
Flying saucer photographed near Selfridge Air Force Base at Mt. Clemens, Michigan, January 1967.
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0158300
PROCES DU FAUSSAIRE JEAN PIERRE SCHECROUN.
Jean-Pierre Schecroun, french painter and art forger who made forgeries of work of modern masters, here at trial with his lawyer Charles Delauney october 10, 1963 Paris. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved. 
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0081432
BURDOCK BITTERS, 1892.
Burdock Blood Bitters.
American patent medicine advertisement for a product made with extract of burdock.
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0100605
HOAX: SPACE TRAVELER, 1966.
Marsico Genovese, who teaches Greek in Tijuana, Mexico, claims having visited Mars on a flying saucer, 1966.
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0058614
ROWLANDSON: CARTOON.
'A Visit to the Doctor.' Caricature etching by Thomas Rowlandson, late 18th century.
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0186531
FUN-LINKS PACKAGE, c1973.
Package of 'All American Fun-Links' imitation frankfurter product. The product was later pulled for misbranding. Photograph, c1973.
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0129828
EGYPT: LUXOR TEMPLE.
A group of Egyptian girls wearing ancient costumes, photographed outside the ruins of the Temple of Amon in Luxor, Egypt, c1975.
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0176057
LABOR DAY PARADE, c1945.
U.A.W. local members from the Ford Motor Company reenacting the sit-down strikes of 1936-37 during a Labor Day parade in Detroit, Michigan, c1945.
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0011897
PATENT MEDICINE, c1890.
Advertisement for one of Healy & Bigelow's quack remedies, c1890.
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0095035
ALIEN WITNESSES, 1966.
Barney and Betty Hill explain the size and shape of the flying saucer which they say abducted them in September 1966.
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0000228
EVANS VACUUM CAP, 1890.
Advertisement for Evans Vacuum Cap Corporation from an American magazine, 1890.
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0036157
WHISKY RING CARTOON, 1875.
'Calling In Frauds.' American cartoon, 1875, by Thomas Nast hailing Secretary of the Treasury Benjamin Bristow's vigorous prosecution of members of the 'Whisky Ring' during the second term of President Ulysses S. Grant.
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0183841
CREDIT MOBILIER SCANDAL.
'The King of Frauds,' article about the Crédit Mobilier scandal, from The New York Sun, 1872.
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0100277
TRAVELERS INSURANCE TOWER.
The Travelers Insurance Tower in Hartford, Connecticut seemingly surrounded by flying saucers. Viewed upside down, the UFOs are actually rivets on a bridge girder covered with water. Photographed by Einar Chindmark, 1960.
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0075152
BUFFALO LITHIA WATER, 1890.
American magazine advertisement, 1890, for a mineral water produced in Buffalo Lithia Springs, Virginia.
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0369013
HISTORY.
Portrait of Mathurin Bruneau (1784-1822), one of the false Dauphins of France who tried to pass himself off as Louis XVII, engraving. France, 19th century. Full Credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights res
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0336613
DECORATIVE ARTS.
Pair of vases decorated with faux marble, caryatids and garlands in relief, ceramic, Del Vecchio manufacture, Naples. Italy, 19th century. Full credit: De Agostini / R. Pedicini
/ Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0093250
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1870.
The arrest of a repeat voter at a polling station in New York City, on Election Day in November 1870. Contemporary American wood engraving.
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0045760
PATENT MEDICINE AD, 1887.
American advertisement, 1887.
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0012000
QUACKS, 17th CENTURY.
Operation for stones in the head (a quack pretending to cure insanity by making a superficial incision in the head, and feigning to extract small stones supplied by a confederate from behind). Copper engraving, Dutch, early 17th century.
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0015937
HARDING SCANDALS, 1924.
American cartoon, c1924, showing U.S. Attorney General Harry Daugherty trying desperately to conceal the skeletons of malfeasance of the Warren G. Harding administration from the American people.
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0256826
JOAN OF ARC FESTIVAL, COMPIEGNE, OISE DEPARTMENT, PICARDIE REGION, FRANCE
Festival goers reenact Joan's ride to battle wearing white armor. Gervais Courtellemont.
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0257067
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA.
A reenactment of Jan Van Riebeek's landing at the Cape of Good Hope. Melville Chater.
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0090500
ELECTRIC INSOLES, 1882.
'Ferric Odyline' electric insoles. American newspaper engraving, 1882.
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0100600
UFO, CALIFORNIA, 1965.
Flying saucer photographed by a county highway department invesigator at Santa Ana, California, 3 August 1965.
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0007541
HAIR RESTORATIVE.
Late 19th century American patent medicine poster for Hall's Hair Renewer.
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0216283
ALABAMA: ALIEN, 1973.
An alien allegedly photographed by a police officer on a highway in Falkville, Alabama, October 1973.
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0166356
CONEY ISLAND SIDESHOW.
Show at Coney Island with a man 'levitating' a woman on stage, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, c1908.
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CONEY ISLAND SIDESHOW.
Show at Coney Island with a man 'levitating' a woman on stage, Brooklyn, New York. Photograph, c1908.
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0011901
PATENT MEDICINE, c1890.
Patent medicine label with the likeness of 'Texas Charley' Bigelow of Healy & Bigelow, Kickapoo Native American Medicine promoters, c1890.
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0118594
SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPH, c1900.
Three men with a ghostly apparition above them. Altered photograph by German photographer Theodor Prinz, c1900.
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