A Horrible Custom

A Horrible Custom

Stock #: 460481
Type: Postcard
Publisher: Underwood & Underwood
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
Some of the natives of central Africa indulge in the horrible, and to us the almost unbelievable, custom of eating their own dead. This picture shows a cure being administered by the village witch and her assistant to a woman suffering from cramps, caused by excess in eating from the flesh of a dead relative. This horrible custom exists, no doubt, because of the scarcity of meat, of which the natives are very fond.

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