Thursday, August 2, 2007

Unknown Woman of the Seine

A worker at the Paris morgue was so taken by her beauty that he made a plaster cast of her face. In the following years, numerous copies were produced, and these copies quickly became a fashionable morbid fixture in Parisian Bohemian society. In similar fashion to the smile of Mona Lisa, there were numerous speculations on what clues the eerily happy expression in her face could offer about her life, her death, and her place in society.

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