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  • Matthew J. Adams

    Victorian Photo Shoot

  • voisang

    1800s Portrait of three women featured in the book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious by W.M. Hunt. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: in each image, the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed. (via La Lettre de la Photographie and turnofthecentury)

  • Rhonda Henry

    Vintage photo 1800s Portrait of three women featured in the book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious by W.M. Hunt. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: in each image, the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed.

  • Louise

    Unknown photographer, Portrait of three women, 19th century / The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, 2011) by W.M. Hunt via  La Lettre de la Photographie

  • Neue Formation

    nice old photograph

  • Andrea Jones

    from the archive of fine art photography collector, W.M. Hunt

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  • Matilda

    it's photoshop

  • Tricia Keller Cook

    That makes sense, but I can't find any proof that it is a photo shopped picture...or that it's authentically Victorian.

  • Matilda

    the picture appears to be genuinely victorian, however it is clear from the lighting of the faces that the heads have been swapped. note the slight cut-out look around the jaw lines. The standing figure has had it's shape altered by stretching out one hip (note that the hips are un-even) and pushed in at the waist (note: the distortion in the backdrop). the baby is added from another photograph also, as it has a completely different light absorption to the rest of the picture

  • Matilda

    Cross dressing did happen in Victorian times, however gender confusion was considered to be a mental illness. Photos of people cross-dressing in the 19th C are common however they are normally for a theatrical purpose.

  • Tricia Keller Cook

    Interesting! Thank you :)

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