in 1935 there was a mysterious ethnographic book published with no author or credits, no copyright, no date, no page numbers, no index. at the time it was advertised as the "world's greatest collection of strange & secret photographs." today it lives online, scanned in its entirety, as 'the secret museum of mankind'. read about it and browse the photos here. thanks to martin for the link.
[all from the secret museum of mankind.]
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