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CARTOON: DAUGHERTY, c1924.
American cartoon showing U.S. Attorney General Harry Daugherty trying desperately to conceal the skeletons of malfeasance from the American people. Cartoon, c1924.
COCAINE MEDICINE AD, 1885.
American merchant's trade card, 1885, for Cocaine Toothache Drops obviously intended for young children as well as adults.
HAIR RESTORATIVE, 1887.
ELECTRIC BRUSH, 1882.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush. American advertisement, 1882.
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.
UFO AND ALIEN, c1965.
Sketch of an UFO and an alien from outer space, collected by Fobert F. Dorr for a book, c1965.
Tibetan people living in exile protest for the freedom of Tibet from China. Young men as victims of the Chinese military. Photograph, New Delhi, India, 2008.
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.
PATENT MEDICINE CARTOON.
'Death's Laboratory.' American cartoon, 1906, by Edward Windsor Kemble on the dangers of patent medicine and advertisers' spurious claims to lure customers.
CLEMENS: HUCK FINN, 1884.
The king and the duke, a pair of con men traveling with Huck and Jim, practicing the sword fight scene from Shakespeare's 'Richard III.' Drawing by Edward Windsor Kemble for the New York World, December 1899.
American newspaper advertisement, early 20th century.
PATENT MEDICINE, 1874.
Advertisement for Dr. J.H. McLean's Strengthening Cordial and Blood Purifier from his Family Almanac, 1874.
MEDIUM DURING SÉANCE, 1912.
'The medium Eva C. with a materialization on her head and a luminous apparition between her hands.' Manipulated photograph taken during a séance, by German photographer Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, 17 May 1912.
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.
french humorist Henri Tisot at Versailles castle announcing his fake candidacy to the campaign for presidential elections here with his secretary Hugues Borel whom he wants to become his prime minister october 16, 1965. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights
JEAN PIERRE SCHECROUN.
Jean-Pierre Schecroun, french painter and art forger who made forgeries of work of modern masters, here in his workshop on october 8, 1963 in Paris. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights
CLEMENS: HUCK FINN, 1885.
'Practicing.' The king and the duke, a pair of con men traveling with Huck and Jim, practicing the sword fight scene from Shakespeare's 'Richard III.' Drawing by Edward Windsor Kemble for an American edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' 1885.
AIMEE McPHERSON (1890-1944).
American (Canadian-born) evangelist. Oil over a photograph, n.d.
CHECK FORGER, 1890.
A check forger is caught at a New York bank. Wood engraving, American, 1890.
PATENT MEDICINE, 1874.
Medical recipes from Dr. J.H. McLean's Family Almanac, 1874.
ELECTRIC CORSET, 1882.
Dr. Scott's Electric Corset. American newspaper advertisement, 1882.
UFO EXPLANATION, 1953.
B-26 bomber equipped with a device for providing an intense, continous light. U.S. Air Force claims that the light has been responsible for some of the reports of flying saucers. Photograph, 1953.
PATENT MEDICINE SALESMAN.
An itinerant patent medicine salesman. Line engraving, American, late 19th century.
An itinerant quack in Kentucky. Line engraving, 19th century.
Photograph of UFOs in Paris, France.
ELECTRIC CHAIR, c1920.
Mutoscope still of a reenactment of an electric chair execution at Sing Sing prison, c1920.
PATENT MEDICINE, c1890.
Advertisement for one of Healy & Bigelow's quack remedies, c1890.
EVANS VACUUM CAP, 1890.
Advertisement for Evans Vacuum Cap Corporation from an American magazine, 1890.
KEELY MOTOR FRAUD.
The Keely Motor, the most celebrated perpetual motion machine fraud of the 19th century. Engraving from an American newspaper of 1877.
CALIFORNIA: UFO, 1956.
A flying saucer allegedly photographed by a 15-year-old in San Bernadino, California, July 1956.
SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY, 1909.
'Materialization of a young woman produced by the medium Linda Gazzera.' Altered photograph taken by Enrico Imoda, 1909.
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.
ROWLANDSON: QUACK DOCTOR.
'The Last Gasp or Toadstools Mistaken For Mushrooms.' Caricature etching by Thomas Rowlandson, late 18th century.
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
Flower arrangement, Salzburg handicrafts, Austria Full credit: De Agostini / W. Buss / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
WHISKY RING CARTOON, 1876.
'Let No Whisky Escape.' American cartoon by Thomas Nast, 1876, on the continuing prosecution of members of the 'Whiskey Ring.'
ALIEN WITNESSES, 1967.
Betty and Barney Hill holding a copy of a book about their supposed abduction by a flying saucer in September 1961.
Late 19th century American patent medicine poster for Hall's Hair Renewer.
COCAINE MEDICINE AD, 1885.
An American advertisement, 1885, for a patent medicine containing cocaine.
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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