Dizzying Stereoscopic Images Of Brutal Skin Conditions
In the days when photography was the hot new thing, everyone from doctors to historians were looking for ways to utilize this revolutionary technology. These photos were taken in 1911 by Dr. S. Rainforth to depict various skin conditions in gruesome, near-three-dimensional detail. My guess is that Dr. Rainforth thought that the stereoscopic images would give a better impression of the characteristics of skin conditions, but I like to think that he was just trying to freak us all out.
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Striking, Beautiful Portraits of Native Americans Who Survived The Genocide
Before Whitey stepped in and poisoned everything with smallpox, alcohol, and Abrahamic religion, the Native American people were a thriving population all over the country with a rich tableau of history and mythology. This much we know. Our knowledge of the aboriginal North American is limited, however, because the Europeans did everything they could to stomp out the native culture. Remember, kids: genocide means murdering a culture, not just murdering people. Thankfully to Edward Sheriff Curtis (Hell of a middle name) and to the advent of photography, we were able to capture a small sliver of this complex, beautiful people before their culture was almost completely eradicated.
Note: The tribe pictured are the Kwakwaka’wakw or Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest.
Source: The Museum of Photographic Arts