Brad Byers is known worldwide as a Sword Swallower. He is the World Record holder for swallowing 10 swords at one time and can be found in the Guinness Book of Records. He is the only person on earth who swallows 10 swords, and then twists them in place!
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.