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Deformity Collection

"Embracing the Uniqueness: Exploring the Complexity of Deformity" In a world where beauty standards often prevail

Background imageDeformity Collection: Bunions, X-ray

Bunions, X-ray
Bunions. Coloured X-ray of an elderly womans deformed inward-turning toes due to bunions (orange, lower centre). This deformity (hallux valgus) is caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes

Background imageDeformity Collection: Stele of Roma the doorkeeper dedicated to Goddess Astarte. E

Stele of Roma the doorkeeper dedicated to Goddess Astarte. E
Stele of Roma the doorkeeper dedicated to Goddess Astarte. Limestone. 18th Dynasty. New Kingdom. C. 1400-1365 BC. Origin unknown. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageDeformity Collection: John Baggridge; commonly called Jack Double-head (w / c on paper)

John Baggridge; commonly called Jack Double-head (w / c on paper)
3504920 John Baggridge; commonly called Jack Double-head (w/c on paper) by Dempsey, John Church (c.1803-77); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: portrait of the Bristol character)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. Two heads, 1645. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar

Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. Two heads, 1645. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar
Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. Two heads, 1645

Background imageDeformity Collection: Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. Two distorted heads, 1645. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar

Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. Two distorted heads, 1645. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar
Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. Two distorted heads, 1645. Depicts two deformed heads. The man on the left seems to be a caricature of Dante

Background imageDeformity Collection: Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. The old man with curly hair, c.1645

Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. The old man with curly hair, c.1645. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar
Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. The old man with curly hair, c.1645. A profile of an old man, facing left. He has a mane of curly hair

Background imageDeformity Collection: Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. The old man with gaps between his teeth, c.1645

Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. The old man with gaps between his teeth, c.1645. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar
Caricatures and deformities after Leonardo. The old man with gaps between his teeth, c.1645. The ferocious aspect of this elderly man is emphasised by his massive chin and few remaining teeth

Background imageDeformity Collection: Greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus) portrait, Surama, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours

Greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus) portrait, Surama, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours.net project

Background imageDeformity Collection: A beared man with breasts

A beared man with breasts
5308151 A beared man with breasts.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a beaded man with female breasts, a member of a tribe at one time believed to inhabit certain regions of the earth)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Game Card: Five of acorns based on a German-made game with comic illustrations

Game Card: Five of acorns based on a German-made game with comic illustrations
FGL5466255 Game Card: Five of acorns based on a German-made game with comic illustrations. A hunchback mounted on a goat sends a spear to a wild boar. Hand-coloured engraving

Background imageDeformity Collection: Woodblock engraving depicting a long-eared Phanesian, who were believed to inhabit certain regions

Woodblock engraving depicting a long-eared Phanesian, who were believed to inhabit certain regions of the ancient
5309167 Woodblock engraving depicting a long-eared Phanesian, who were believed to inhabit certain regions of the ancient earth

Background imageDeformity Collection: Post mortem portrait of Giulia Pastrana. The celebrated human phenomenon was embalmed by her

Post mortem portrait of Giulia Pastrana. The celebrated human phenomenon was embalmed by her husband after her death in
3566162 Post mortem portrait of Giulia Pastrana. The celebrated human phenomenon was embalmed by her husband after her death in 1860 by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: 1870 ca)

Background imageDeformity Collection: A member of a large-footed tribe

A member of a large-footed tribe
5308154 A member of a large-footed tribe.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a member of a large-footed tribe at one time thought to inhabit certain regions of the earth)

Background imageDeformity Collection: The Double-Headed Baby (engraving)

The Double-Headed Baby (engraving)
8637259 The Double-Headed Baby (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Double-Headed Baby)

Background imageDeformity Collection: A four-eyed man

A four-eyed man
5308153 A four-eyed man.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a four-eyed man, a member of a tribe at one time thought to inhabit certain regions of the earth)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crude crutches

Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crude crutches
1578330 Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crude crutches; (add.info.: Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crude crutches. Dated 14th Century); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDeformity Collection: Lazarus and Baptista Colleredo, Italian conjoined twins (engraving)

Lazarus and Baptista Colleredo, Italian conjoined twins (engraving)
8672137 Lazarus and Baptista Colleredo, Italian conjoined twins (engraving) by European School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lazarus and Baptista Colleredo (1617-1645)

Background imageDeformity Collection: A man with six fingers on each hand

A man with six fingers on each hand
5308150 A man with six fingers on each hand.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a member of a tribe with six fingers on each hand)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Woodblock engraving depicting a one-breasted woman from an ancient Amazonian tribe, 15th century

Woodblock engraving depicting a one-breasted woman from an ancient Amazonian tribe, 15th century
5309165 Woodblock engraving depicting a one-breasted woman from an ancient Amazonian tribe, 15th century; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a one-breasted woman from an ancient Amazonian)

Background imageDeformity Collection: A big-lipped man

A big-lipped man
5308152 A big-lipped man.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a member of the big-lipped tribe which was once believed to inhabit certain areas of the earth)

Background imageDeformity Collection: A goose-headed man

A goose-headed man
5308149 A goose-headed man.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a goose-headed man, a member of a tribe at one time believed to inhabit certain regions of the earth)

Background imageDeformity Collection: A tribe member with a deformity

A tribe member with a deformity
5308147 A tribe member with a deformity.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a tribe member whose feet pointed backwards, and who were once believed to inhabit certain regions of Ethiopia)

Background imageDeformity Collection: German made playing card: the jack is represented under the grotesque features of a goggle hunchback

German made playing card: the jack is represented under the grotesque features of a goggle hunchback
FGL5489045 German made playing card: the jack is represented under the grotesque features of a goggle hunchback and dirty nose wearing objects against the evil eye. Engraving of 1545; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imageDeformity Collection: ANAMORPHOSIS, 1642 (engraving)

ANAMORPHOSIS, 1642 (engraving)
7272508 ANAMORPHOSIS, 1642 (engraving); (add.info.: ANAMORPHOSIS the eye of the Cardinal Column, anamorphosis for cylindrical mirror)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crutches

Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crutches
1578329 Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crutches; (add.info.: Illustration of a man with a deformed foot and crutches. Dated 14th Century); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDeformity Collection: A nose-less, hermaphrodite tribe

A nose-less, hermaphrodite tribe
5308155 A nose-less, hermaphrodite tribe.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a nose-less, hermaphrodite tribe which the ancients believed inhabited certain regions of the earth)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Deformed dog, 1690. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl

Deformed dog, 1690. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl
Deformed dog, 1690

Background imageDeformity Collection: Old Man with a Growth on his Nose, 1645. Creator: Monogrammist Is

Old Man with a Growth on his Nose, 1645. Creator: Monogrammist Is
Old Man with a Growth on his Nose, 1645

Background imageDeformity Collection: Le Polype difforme flottait sur les rivages, sorte de cyclope souriant et hideux... 1883

Le Polype difforme flottait sur les rivages, sorte de cyclope souriant et hideux... 1883. Creator: Odilon Redon
Le Polype difforme flottait sur les rivages, sorte de cyclope souriant et hideux (The deformed polyp floated on the shores, a sort of smiling and hideous Cyclops), 1883

Background imageDeformity Collection: David Copperfield and Uriah Heep, illustration for

David Copperfield and Uriah Heep, illustration for
IL193495 David Copperfield and Uriah Heep, illustration for Character Sketches from Dickens compiled by B.W. Matz, 1924 (colour litho) by Copping, Harold (1863-1932); Private Collection; English

Background imageDeformity Collection: A deformed dromedary

A deformed dromedary
3564109 A deformed dromedary by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Africa 1930 - 1935 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a Somalian in Gobuin, 1920-1940 (print on double-weight paper)

Portrait of a Somalian in Gobuin, 1920-1940 (print on double-weight paper)
3563501 Portrait of a Somalian in Gobuin, 1920-1940 (print on double-weight paper) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Somalia, Gobuin)

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a man without legs, with his wife and son

Portrait of a man without legs, with his wife and son United States. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of two demented youth

Portrait of two demented youth United States. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a seven-year-old boy of color, born with gravely malformed arms

Portrait of a seven-year-old boy of color, born with gravely malformed arms United States Philadelphia. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a dwarfed couple, brother and sister

Portrait of a dwarfed couple, brother and sister United States Philadelphia. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a seated man with very short legs

Portrait of a seated man with very short legs United States Philadelphia. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a man without legs next to a small boy

Portrait of a man without legs next to a small boy United States Philadelphia. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of woman with very elastic skin

Portrait of woman with very elastic skin United States New York. Date of Photograph:1887 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a man with obvious malformations of hands and feet

Portrait of a man with obvious malformations of hands and feet United States. Date of Photograph:1887 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Girl with paralytic club foot and valgus knee, at the civil hospital of Dolo

Girl with paralytic club foot and valgus knee, at the civil hospital of Dolo, before the operation performed by Dott. Raffaele Filotico Dolo Civil Hospital. Date of Photograph:31/10/1917

Background imageDeformity Collection: Market scene: in the center, a disabled man on the back of a donkey

Market scene: in the center, a disabled man on the back of a donkey. Date of Photograph:1890-1900 ca

Background imageDeformity Collection: Fresco by fra Angelico in the chapel of Nicholas V in the Vatican Museums in Rome

Fresco by fra Angelico in the chapel of Nicholas V in the Vatican Museums in Rome. The work shows Saint Lawrence offering the treasures of the Church to the poor

Background imageDeformity Collection: A couple of dwarfs in wedding clothes

A couple of dwarfs in wedding clothes United States. Date of Photograph:1862-1864

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of two couples of dwarfs in formal dress

Portrait of two couples of dwarfs in formal dress. Date of Photograph:29/11/1864

Background imageDeformity Collection: Portrait of a Somalian in Gbuin

Portrait of a Somalian in Gbuin Africa Somalia, Gbuin. Date of Photograph:1920 - 1940

Background imageDeformity Collection: St. Peter heals the cripple. Tapestry on a cartoon by Raffaello

St. Peter heals the cripple. Tapestry on a cartoon by Raffaello, preserved in the Royal Palace of Milan. Milan Royal Palace Tapestry Mannerism, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe

Background imageDeformity Collection: One of the two 'Hunchback' holy-water basins. Sculptural work of the Church of Sant'Anastasia

One of the two "Hunchback" holy-water basins. Sculptural work of the Church of Sant'Anastasia, Verona, Veneto Verona Church of Sant'Anastasia Holy Water Font High Renaissance



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"Embracing the Uniqueness: Exploring the Complexity of Deformity" In a world where beauty standards often prevail, deformities challenge our perceptions and push us to question what it truly means to be normal. From bunions causing discomfort with every step to X-rays revealing intricate skeletal abnormalities, deformity manifests itself in various forms. Take John Baggridge, affectionately known as Jack Double-head. His physical appearance may have been unconventional, but his spirit shone through his unique features. Similarly, a coloured MRI brain scan unveils the complexities of Sturge-Weber syndrome, reminding us that beneath the surface lies an intricate tapestry of human diversity. Nature too holds its share of anomalies; like the Greater bulldog bat captured in Surama, Guyana. Its portrait showcases how even within species, individual differences can arise – a testament to nature's boundless creativity. Moving beyond creatures and humans alike, we encounter historical artifacts such as the Stele of Roma dedicated to Goddess Astarte. This ancient relic reminds us that throughout history people have sought solace and protection from higher powers despite their physical imperfections. Artistic expressions also shed light on society's perception of deformity. The engraving depicting the deformed woman of Prague in 1596 serves as a haunting reminder that prejudice has long plagued humanity. Meanwhile, Tristan and Isalde find love amidst adversity in an 1837 engraving by Baumgarten - showcasing how beauty transcends physical appearances. Throughout literature and folklore too we find tales exploring deformity's impact on individuals' lives - Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop-Frog" delves into themes of revenge fueled by societal ridicule while "The Rhinegold and Valkyrie" illustrates mime writhing under lashes received due to his unusual appearance. Even explorations across continents reveal encounters with difference.