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Scars Collection

Background imageScars Collection: In the Famous Plug Street Wood by Matania

In the Famous Plug Street Wood by Matania
A relief party marching back to the trenches through Ploegstreet Wood (known as Plug Street), south of Ypres. The scarred trees lining the soldiers route bear the scars of shelling

Background imageScars Collection: Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication

Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication
A Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional facial scarfication and wearing thick wood-block earrings - Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageScars Collection: Georges Jacques Danton

Georges Jacques Danton
GEORGES JACQUES DANTON (1759 - 1794) a superb lithograph of the French Revolutionary leader, warts (or rather, smallpox) and all

Background imageScars Collection: Mongo tribesman and wife, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Mongo tribesman and wife, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Mongo tribesman and his wife in the forest, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageScars Collection: Village witch doctor, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Village witch doctor, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Village witch doctor with his equipment, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. 1922

Background imageScars Collection: Sudanese woman showing traditional facial scarification and elegantly braided hair

Sudanese woman showing traditional facial scarification and elegantly braided hair - (see 10284598 and 10587718 (close-up) for the original B/W print versions). Date: circa 1907

Background imageScars Collection: Zulu Maid showing traditional beadwork and scarification

Zulu Maid showing traditional beadwork and scarification Date: circa 1920s

Background imageScars Collection: Okuyi Mask (mask of ancestors). Punu Art (Bapunu)

Okuyi Mask (mask of ancestors). Punu Art (Bapunu) from Gabon. They embody the spirits of the deceased, in the mourning ceremonies

Background imageScars Collection: Abyssinian woman with water pots, Egypt, c. 1890

Abyssinian woman with water pots, Egypt, c. 1890
Abyssinian woman with water pots, Egypt, c.1890

Background imageScars Collection: British ship showing battle damage

British ship showing battle damage. circa 1940s

Background imageScars Collection: Fondong warrior, Cameroon, Central Africa

Fondong warrior, Cameroon, Central Africa
Fondong (Fondom) warrior, Cameroon, Central Africa, with elaborate scarring on his arm, produced by cutting the flesh and putting stitches into the wounds

Background imageScars Collection: East African Tribesman - Extensive Scarification, Nose Chain

East African Tribesman - Extensive Scarification, Nose Chain
A postcard produced by Consolata Missionaries, an Italian Roman Catholic missionary congregation operating in Africa. Dramatic scarification on the shoulders of this East African tribesman

Background imageScars Collection: Congo, Africa - Terrifying Warrior with bullet piercings

Congo, Africa - Terrifying Warrior with bullet piercings
A Bougbou Tribesman from the region close to the start of the Kotto, a major tributary of the Ubangi right bank, so a sub-tributary of the Congo River - Congo, Central Africa - Terrifying (pre-punk)

Background imageScars Collection: Traditional facial scarification in Congo, Central Africa

Traditional facial scarification in Congo, Central Africa
Traditional facial scarification of a woman in the Congo, Central Africa. The text on the back of the card reads thus: " The old man and her have not fallen out - oh no

Background imageScars Collection: Mensur (fencing bout) - Heidelberg, Germany

Mensur (fencing bout) - Heidelberg, Germany
A brief interuption during a Mensur (Academic fencing bout) - the duellist hopes he will be scarred for life - Heidelberg, Germany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageScars Collection: Man from The Congo, Africa - Scarification

Man from The Congo, Africa - Scarification
Portrait of a man from The Congo, Central Africa - bearing remarkable facial scarification in the form of cosses, dots, lines and zig-zags Date: circa 1920s

Background imageScars Collection: Girl from Gabon, Africa

Girl from Gabon, Africa
Striking young woman from Gabon, Africa. She displayes traditional body scarification on the upper section of her right arm, close to the shoulder

Background imageScars Collection: Dinka Man - Sudan, Africa

Dinka Man - Sudan, Africa
A fine portrait photograph of a man of the Dinka Tribe, Sudan, showing ritual scarification on the chest, headdress, neck beads and wound torc

Background imageScars Collection: Children from Sierra Leone

Children from Sierra Leone
Two young children from Sierra Leone, West Africa Date: circa 1910s

Background imageScars Collection: Bamum Woman - Cameroon - Extensive back scarification

Bamum Woman - Cameroon - Extensive back scarification
A Bamum Woman and child from Cameroon, Central Africa, showing dramatic and extensive back scarification in regular patterns. Date: circa early 1930s

Background imageScars Collection: Gabon - Africa - Woman with Scarification

Gabon - Africa - Woman with Scarification
A Woman from Sibiti, Gabon - part of the Bakota (or Kota) - a Bantu ethnic group from the northeastern region of the country

Background imageScars Collection: Ivory Coast - Scarification

Ivory Coast - Scarification
Scarification on a womans belly in the form of a large spider. The woman is from the Bobo Tribe in Ivory Coast

Background imageScars Collection: Rissos Dolphin with nose sticking out of water

Rissos Dolphin with nose sticking out of water (Grampus griseus)

Background imageScars Collection: Stranded Rissos dolphin - Head standing, playing

Stranded Rissos dolphin - Head standing, playing out of the water. Scarring is believed to be made by the teeth of other Rissos dolphins or by their squid prey. (Grampus griseus)

Background imageScars Collection: Destruction of rainforest: preparation for oil-palm

Destruction of rainforest: preparation for oil-palm plantation which replaces rainforest in a river-valley, (Elaeis guineensis). Sabah, Borneo; Malaysia; June

Background imageScars Collection: Senegalese Sharpshooter - WWI era

Senegalese Sharpshooter - WWI era. Date: circa 1916

Background imageScars Collection: Hoteldeville Damage

Hoteldeville Damage
The facade of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, bears the scars of three days of bitter street fighting. Date: 23-26 July 1830

Background imageScars Collection: Senegalese Man

Senegalese Man
Fine photograph of a young Senegalese Man from the Makaigne tribe, displaying fine scarification across his whole upper torso, wearing a woven hat and carrying what appears to be a sling

Background imageScars Collection: Sudanese woman with decorative cuts

Sudanese woman with decorative cuts
Sudanese woman with traditional decorative cuts on her face, braided hair (with buttons and beads) and long beaded necklace

Background imageScars Collection: STUDENTS DUEL 1890S

STUDENTS DUEL 1890S
Two students fight a Mensur (fencing bout) - their eyes and bodies are protected but they hope for scars of honour on their cheeks


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