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Hey everybody, Nick here. I got this lot of slides about three years ago and I've never been able to figure out just what is going on. There are about 50 slides in all- all dating from between 1959 and 1969 and all of young women. Some, like the ones here have letters written on their foreheads, others have press type with their names on it affixed to either their temples or foreheads. Were the slides taken by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon or were these young women part of some now forgotten experiment. In less than fifty years these slides have gone from most likey being unambiguous data for some medical study to being a complete mystery.
While if push comes to shove I'd probably agree with those of you who've suggested rhinoplasty I've added a couple more photos (the bottom two) which make me a bit skeptical. The two slides are of the same woman but taken 7 years apart- the first is dated 2/60 and the second 2/67. There are are few instances like this where the same young woman was photographed on more than one occasion which leads me believe these weren't just girls getting nose jobs.
Originally posted by Beacon
one more thing as well, all these girls would of been born just after the finish of the second world war, could it be that they are the product of nazi experiments on jewish women during the war?..........just a thought
Originally posted by ANOK
One pic was taken of each girl with their initials on their forheads with a make-up stick (?) or something easily washed off, in order for the developer to know which girl is which when sending out the prints and negatives....
Originally posted by ANOKNotice the last pic has no number and she is looking like you would normaly for a school picture. Also the clothes they are wearing and the background seem more fitting for a school picture than an experiment.
* Government was always doing some sort of secret
*think they're all alien/human hybrids
*unwed mothers or orphans
*They all look nicely dressed and have nice hair... maybe an indication of wealth.
*Ivy league schools used to take photos of incoming students nude [...] indicting intelligence and/or other attributes
* indicting intelligence and/or other attributes
* variation of an Ash Wednesday ritual
*think they're all related, like a family. An experiment? Mabey this blog, itself is an experiment?
*the real answer is probably way less interesting than what we're all coming up with.
I remember seeing an entire catelogue (1,000+ pics) of people with felt marker letters on their foreheads in the closet of my old biology class. It was dated around the same time and was used to discern genetic traits (eyes, nose, cheek featurs). This may be a piece or even a different collection
These are indeed rhinoplasty studies. The practice of placing identity marks, in this case initials, was not that uncommon in that era.
In fact I have a number of slides like this myself in my medical collection. Although, usually for facial surgies the subject would just hold a sign.