Underwood & Underwood, A high caste lady’s dainty “lily feet”, China, 1911.

Underwood & Underwood, A high caste lady’s dainty “lily feet”, China, 1911.

Konstantin Petrovich Kaufman,A Central Asian musician holding up a dayra (or frame drum), a traditional instrument of the region, while making a comical face, 1865-1872.
Source: Library of Congress

Konstantin Petrovich Kaufman,A Central Asian musician holding up a dayra (or frame drum), a traditional instrument of the region, while making a comical face, 1865-1872.

Source: Library of Congress

Louis Calvete, Permanent-waving machine built by Icall for sale by Eugene Suter under the name “Eugene”, 1923.

Louis Calvete, Permanent-waving machine built by Icall for sale by Eugene Suter under the name “Eugene”, 1923.

Bear chair and mule skull fiddle made by Seth Kinman and displayed at the World Columbian Exposition, November 1893.

Bear chair and mule skull fiddle made by Seth Kinman and displayed at the World Columbian Exposition, November 1893.

George Fiske, Overhanging Rock, Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, California, 1910.

George Fiske, Overhanging Rock, Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, California, 1910.

Bearded lady Julia Pastrana, 1900.

Bearded lady Julia Pastrana, 1900.

Madam Gustika of the Duckbil tribe smoking a pipe with an extended mouthpiece for her large lips during a show in a circus, New York, 12 April 1930.

Madam Gustika of the Duckbil tribe smoking a pipe with an extended mouthpiece for her large lips during a show in a circus, New York, 12 April 1930.

Woman modelling a corset, 1898.

Woman modelling a corset, 1898.

 Charles Russell, Overview of the mass roll call of SA, SS, and NSKK troops, Nuremberg, Germany, 9 November 1935.

Charles Russell, Overview of the mass roll call of SA, SS, and NSKK troops, Nuremberg, Germany, 9 November 1935.