WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.
Photograph from 1873 of a body preserved in a bog The body had been found in 1871 in the Heidmoor near de Rendswühren and is now on display at Gottorf Castle, Schleswig Germany Dated around or century AD
This is a picture of a little person, Edward Garrett, who played a baby in the farce "The Little Stranger" on Broadway. So, the picture is not as weird as it looks. It is a picture of a man, not a child.