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July 17, 2017

These Strange Multiple Exposure Photos From the 1910s Illustrate Simple Exercises for Businessmen to Get in Shape for Success

These illustrations were created by photographer A.B Phelan to accompany H. Irving Hancock’s Physical Training for Business Men (1917), a handbook of simple exercises designed to improve a man’s poise and appearance and give him a subtle advantage in the competitive marketplace.

Using “one of the best qualified in physical appearance among the younger men of the Army” as a model and a camera technique of his own invention, Phelan’s photos illustrate the recommended exercises with ghostly contrails of motion.

(via Mashable/Retronaut)

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