19th Century Images of Albinism

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Photographic images of albinos (and others with physical anomalies) were widely marketed during the nineteenth century and photographers who specialised in this genre were the studios of Charles Eisenmann of New York and Obermuller & Son also of New York. Matthew Brady, the famous civil war photographer had a studio opposite Barnum’s Broadway museum and he photographed many of the “acts” which worked there.

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