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 - French anthropologists are · re young African...
French anthropologists are · re young African ladies," called "duck bills" because they deform their, mouths, to be beautiful. process begins with girls four SJjif. Small pieces of wood are in- «rted in holes cut in the upper lower lips. The pieces are gradually made bigger,, stretching the lips, until at 12, the Sara-Djinges girl in her lower lips a disc as big eoup plate, and one-half as big the upper lip. . · Sara-Djinges 'men' think it beautiful, Heaven knows why. Tha Paris museum of the Jardin Ses Plantes possesses a life size life-like reproduction of an African girl, even more strango. Called the Hottentot Venus, she died in Paris, where she had amazed the holders the size and shape of her hips. lad been enlarged by forced feeding «f milk, in girlhood to dimensions and a shape unbelievable.

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  1. The Amarillo Globe-Times,
  2. 06 May 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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