Sunday, December 30, 2012

Headless Portraits From the 19th Century

The 19th century is generally remembered as a time of science and technology, when the ideas of Charles Darwin and the telegraph of Samuel Morse changed the world forever. However there was a lighter side to the Victorian era. A number of Victorian photographers combined images from more than one negative to create illusions or novelty portraits. "Headless Photographs" featured men and women with "their heads floating in the air or in their laps".

















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2 comments:

  1. I love how dead serious most of them are. Really committed to the novelty pic.

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