The caption of the frontispiece to Worcester's 1914 book reads: "The Metamorphosis of a Bontoc Igorot. Two photographs of Pit-a-pit, a Bontoc Igorot boy. The second was taken nine years after the first."

The text explains that the man became a doctor. By including the contrasting images of a barefoot boy and a white-suited man as the first pictures in his book, Dean Worcester presented images as evidence of the achievements of the colonial project.

Title page and frontispiece, Dean C. Worcester, The Philippines Past and Present (1914).

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