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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:05 PM

19th century photographs of headless men and women.

This was a weird fad in the 19th century Victorian era. It's kind of like the original photoshop I guess and they aren't really headless..









http://blubabalu.blogspot.com/2011/08/headless-portraits.html

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Reply 19th century photographs of headless men and women. (Original post)
moobu2 Dec 2012 OP
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #1
lalalu Dec 2012 #2
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #3
Historic NY Dec 2012 #4
Xithras Dec 2012 #5
kiva Dec 2012 #6

Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. K for later. Goddamned work firewall.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:10 PM

2. Creepy but I had to look.

 

During Sandy I caught up on reading and read some pieces by Nelly Bly I had downloaded. A very strange time period. I wonder if there was some superstitious belief behind this or just done for fun.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. Over a hundred years later, and still funny

The one with the woman holding her own head in front of her stomach is freaking hilarious.

All of them are good.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:58 PM

4. Look for the fairies pictures too....

19th century people had way too much time on their hands...

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:26 PM

5. Trick photography and manipulation have been around since the first photographs were taken.

It used to require real skill and patience in the darkroom to pull these kinds of shots off. Photoshop just made it easier.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

6. This is great, thanks!

At first i thought it would be a link to memorial photography, but this is very cool.

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