Monday, August 8, 2016

Victorian-Era “Head Shots” – 25 Bizarre Photo Manipulations of Faux Decapitations from the 19th / Early 20th Century

These bizarre vintage photos gathered by Robert E. Jackson, a collector who in two decades of collecting photographic ephemera has amassed some 12,000 images. The photographs which were purchased from eBay and other sources, offer a strange and humorous look at the ways 19th and 20th century artists have manipulated photos to decapitate their subjects or otherwise misplace or relocate their heads.

"Sometimes a photo exists simply to provide a smile or a laugh, without any hidden agenda or messages,” says Jackson. "They might say more about the technical abilities of the photographer than the subjects themselves."

(Images © Robert E. Jackson, via Mashable/Retronaut)

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