a post today about facial prosthetic for soldiers returning from world war 1
with the advancement of medicine, and high explosive many men came back with disfiguring facial scars, the solution was tin facial pieces connected to glasses.
about ten years back i had seriously considered going into prosthetics by becoming a glasseye maker (true story: in germany you can undergo professional training as a glass eye maker!). but then i read about the hazards of that job, such as premature blindness owing to the years of proximity to open fire that can give you cataract — so i became an academic. every now and then, though, i feel like giving the idea another chance.
Umberto Brunelleschi,Toilette au Gout Venitien,
Signed pochoir fashion illustration (Plate 122)from the 1913 Journal des Dames et des Modes - a Parisian fashion journal published by Tom Antongini from June 1912 until August 1914. In her 1979 book “Parisian Fashion” Christina Nuzzi describes this Journal: “With its expensive layout, its society columns, its poetic texts, its colourful annotations and its fashion reports, it represented the last brilliant, refined, impartial and aestheticizing impulse of a happy and optimistic society occupying the centre of the stage in the period that has aptly been called the ‘belle epoque’”