This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.
An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa how cool is that? Paranormal investigator/ghostbuster, or Vampire Slayer?
In the late century, "tightlacing" among women was in vogue. Émilie Marie Bouchaud (stage name Polaire) was famous for her tiny, corsetted waist, which was reported to have a circumference no greater than 16 inches.