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Artist Laura Anderson Barbata represented Julia Pastrana with a costume made of thin strips of fabric that cover the body entirely from scalp to toes, making it impossible to see the human inside. Pastrana, who was born in 1834 with a genetic condition that caused thick hair to grow from her face, was exhibited as a human curiosity known as the ‘Bear Woman.’ (Photo by Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)