"Circus Animals on Street. A troupe of elephants and a zebra walk down Street in Manhattan, New York City, heralding the arrival of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. April Photo by Otto Bettmann.
The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.
BB: Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.