This is a really creepy image but the rational behind it was that photographs were really expensive, so mothers got their children to sit on their laps so the child didn't move and they draped themselves in black cloth so that they weren't actually "in" the photograph - Just a bit of history for you Anet & Alexa
People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.
"The Trail of Tears" was the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It has been described as an act of genocide. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.
La Llorona, the weeping woman. Mexican Legend tells of a woman who drowned her children to be with a man who in turn would not have her. Guilt of her evil deeds drove her to suicide, where in death she is trapped in a state of despair. Caught in between the living and the dead; she wails like a banshee and cries tears made from the blood of her children. It is said those who hear her cries are marked for dead.
This is a woman's face that was ripped off. And there she is after that face was reattached. This is not here for the shock value, but rather to stand in awe and pleasure at how not only this sort of horrifying accident can be survived, but that she will live a normal life (barring the damage to her psyche of course).