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"Cannibals. Fakirs. Equilibrists. Crime and punishment. Rituals. Slaves, cults and customs. Warriors and weapons. Musicians and mendicants. Dance, dress, undress and body modification. Structures, conveyances, beasts, and more breasts than you can shake a stick at! This is The Secret Museum of Mankind."

Complete page scans of a notorious 500+ page 'popular anthropology' photography book from the mid-30's, which was marketed in men's magazines for its shock and titillation value.

http://ian.macky.net/secretmuseum/
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Wow that is a really great link. Digging through it right now. Thanks for that one airship. I actually have a copy of this book, wasn't aware of the history of it though, should have done some homework on it, but got it at an estate sale and didn't really think twice about it other than to page through it a couple of times. I'll have to dig it up. If I'm not mistaken I think there was a series of music cds also with the same title, not sure if there is any relation.
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An awesome book! Had a copy as a kid and it certainly DID influence me in more ways than one!

The link is broke so if you refind it....

edit! I just found it on AMAZON! I'm ordering right now if I can find a good used copy...new it's over 300 bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Museum-Mank......79059125
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Yeah, it looks like the link is down already. Here is the BoingBoing story I got this from:

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/23/the......-of.html

Hopefully he'll bring the book back online once all the attention has died down. He probably didn't want his server to go *poof!*
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It's back on.. Wow!
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What a site! Thanks for the tip, Airship.
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OMG! What a book. Thahnks for saving me the $300. haha...wait till Eddie sees this! hey Eddie!

Magnificant collection and what a job getting all this scanned and photos cleaned up! I hope my insomnia comes back, I'll need it.
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Here's the current link, until they get the nameservers straightened out:

http://74.50.10.50/ian/secretmuseum/
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.' - Henry Hay
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