Medical Oddities, Nature's Anomalies and Carnival Gaffs: A Pop Up Book for Children

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Medical Oddities, Nature's Anomalies and Carnival Gaffs: A Pop Up Book for Children, a rather odd book from the Colmore Collection.

The mummy face in the middle does not appear to be made from paper. It has a pliable leathery texture. It is quite similar to a mummy that was part of the American Dime Museum's collection. There is no author or publishing information listed anywhere in this volume. I suspect it is a one of a kind privately produced work. Note that the titular card has the word "anomalies" misspelled. It appears correctly on the cover and title page of the tome itself. Many of the items depicted throughout the book appear in other forms as part of the Colmore Collection.

 

Created for Textures for Layers Challenge #71: Old Book

 

Thanks to Playingwithbrushes for "Box Bottom Texture"

Thanks to Skeletal Mess for the "Old Book "

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Taken on June 4, 2009