Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TATTOO Photographs 1880s ~ 1900

A few more tattooed men from the archives. Above is a wonderful, circa 1880s hand-tinted albumin emulsion photograph by Japanese photographer Kusakabe Kimbei. An iconographic image from this period of Japanese photography featuring a tattooed mailman. And below, another image from the same period by an unknown photographer.

Rarely seen American cabinet cards, circa 1900 of men who were probably sideshow, circus menagerie attractions. Last three photographs by the Obermuller Studio, New York City.

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