Sideshow performer, The Serpent Lady, Serpentina
Born in 1908, with no bones in her body besides her skull and a few in her arms, she was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world and and exhibited at Coney Island.
Olive Jordi. The dead girl, Saddlebag (Tarragona), 1965.
“Being in love, she concluded, is simply the presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone. Looking for love is like asking for a new point of departure, she thought, another chance in life.”
- Save Me The Waltz, Zelda Fitzgerald
Gustav Klimt and the five-years old niece of Emilie Louise Flöge (Klimt’s life companion), Gertrude, on the landing stage of Villa Paulick in Seewalchen on Lake Attersee.
Eleanor Clay Ford, 1916
portrait in sepia 11
c. 1870 Carte de visite of a deceased young girl, posed as if sleeping.
Polaire and her 14 inch waist
At the Studio Window, New York, 1940 (Lou Stoumen)