Johann Georg, Ireland | 1842

“We passed a field where I thought I saw a kind of scarecrow. But all at once the shape began to move and stride from the fields towards us. I now noticed that there was indeed a head there, and that the sticks were indeed legs. This being literally had nothing more than skin, sinews and bones, all muscles and tissues had disappeared. ‘The living skeleton’ came from Ireland. Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 472 eye witness quotes:

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