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The worst part is, he's alive

Back when plastic surgery was in it's infancy and still a crude, primitive form of slapping someone back together, the best that could be done for the horribly disfigured was to create masks for them that were as structurally "artistic" and as medically comfortable as could be managed. These were usually bolted or wired to remaining healthy bone and removeable by the wearer for cleaning. Seams were covered by putty and hair.

The gentleman here is a French Soldier, 1908.

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