“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
A woman dressed for a bullfight stands in a doorway, August 1924.
Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic
guts or glory?
A fashionable woman in Hong Kong, 1959.
A raven typing his own name of on the typewriter, 1939
Wacky Eyewear, 1950s
Dancer from the Moulin Rouge, 1926
“She Looks Like Helen Brown” Vintage Sheet Music c.1927
Wartime sawmill “pit women,” Concord, New Hampshire, 1943. Photograph by John Collier.