Bizarre Victorian Era Portraits (23 pics)

Posted in       12 Nov 2011       34586       10 GALLERY VIEW

Photography was still new during the reign of Queen Victoria, and participants had to sit motionless for a while before a photo could be taken. Strangely, the mothers had to drape sheets over their heads for the photos, making for extremely weird portraits of their kids.

 


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K 9 year s ago
Vintage muslims
       
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boom boom 9 year s ago
picture of dead people...
       
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Razer 9 year s ago
Memento mori... Remember your mortality.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
creepy
       
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chicaurbana 9 year s ago
Yeah, I guess they're from MEMENTO MORI. All these kids are dead. That's why a person has to be behind them to hold them. They used to take pics of dead people in old days. Watch "The Others", directed by Alejandro Amenábar.
       
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Erin Rose 9 year s ago
Where the fuck you see these kids dead? your fuckin brain is dead. Don't watch movies so much , they make your brain turn into shit. Oh, I forgot, your mind is already a shit.
       
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Metis 9 year s ago
If they were memento mori I don't see the point of people with drapes over them. You could just prop them up with whatever. Then again if the kids are alive the presense of their mother, even covered up, would probably make the kid stay still for the new seconds that it takes to take a picture in those days.
       
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koowilliams 9 year s ago
few hundred years later, the media will be showing how weird is the people of our era that took picture in TOILET with DUCKFACE...
       
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Peanut 9 year s ago
Creepy, indeed.
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
I see dead people, I see them everywhere...
       
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