Man with Open Mouth
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Man with Open Mouth
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Part of The J. Paul Getty museum permanent collection, located in Los Angeles, California. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program. Man with Open Mouth; Unknown maker, French; about 1852; Daguerreotype, hand-colored; 1/4 plate, Image: 9.4 x 7.3 cm (3 11/16 x 2 7/8 in.), Plate (1/4 plate): 10.6 x 7.9 cm (4 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.), Object: 15 x 12.7 cm (5 7/8 x 5 in.); 84.XT.402.4 Is this man's open-mouthed expression one of agony or ecstasy, his cry one of pain or joy or rage? Probably none of the above; most likely, this image was made as a scientific record of a man with deformed teeth and diseased gums, thus making it an example of an early photograph created as a medical document. Text from http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=64332
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Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program, copyright 2012, J. Paul Getty Trust
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