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Pickled Punks

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by elgrayso

“Pickled punks” is the carny term for human fetuses preserved in jars of formaldehyde and used as sideshow attractions. Most pickled punks display some sort of anatomical abnormality, such as conjoined twins or polycephaly; however, the deformities present are as varied as the nature of human inflictions. Faked pickled punks, made from rubber or wax, are known as “bouncers” for their tendency to bounce when dropped on the floor. [from Wikipedia]

Many of these were preserved by master anatomist Frederik Ruysch. I have a separate entry on him here.

Hitler

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by elgrayso
Hitler

Hitler in a photomontage by Erwin Blumenfeld

Hitler Skull Stamp

…an interesting variant of the OSS Hitler skull stamp that was produced by U.S. agents in Berne. The 45-pfennig propaganda variant depicts Hitler more crude, skull-like and horrific than the regular OSS parody stamp, and the “45” denomination probably indicates the year 1945. The text on the stamp is Futsches Reich. [text from this site]

Hitler greeted by Catholic Bishop

Hitler as a baby