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Eerie Hidden Mothers in Child Pictures

Hidden mothers in Victorian portraits- not actually that creepy once you know why, but pretty bizarre at first glance. Honestly, how was this a better solution than just having a mother/child portrait?

<b>These creepy novelty photos demonstrate that Victorians had a weird sense of humor.</b>

13 Wonderfully Weird Headless Victorian Photographs

odditiesoflife: “ Victorian Headless Portraits The Victorian era has many photographs, most of which show the subject sitting or standing with a stern expression. Since photography was still in its.

“Hidden Mother” was a 19th century portrait trend where mothers, who were basically dressed a “ghost,” would hold their young children still while being photographed.

The Invisible Mother. This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image.

This is one of the best-preserved bodies in the world. Her name is Rosalia Lombardo, she is a Sicilian two-year-old who died of pneumonia in 1920. Her body was embalmed and placed in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo.

the world's best-preserved bodies: Rosalia Lombardo, a two-year-old Sicilian girl who died of pneumonia in "Sleeping Beauty," as she's known, appears to be merely dozing beneath the glass front of her coffin in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy.

“Hidden Mother” was a 19th century portrait trend where mothers, who were basically dressed a “ghost,” would hold their young children still while being photographed. The end result was, well… haunting and creepy.

A Victorian "hidden mother' memento mori / post mortem photo / photograph. In the Victorian Era, women holding infants were often covered; because the photograph is meant to be cropped to show only the infant.

Worked as a sideshow performer....  Parasitic twin. If anyone can add a name to this post please do.

Freak shows were very popular in the past. And an actor with a rare physical anomaly could make a circus owner rich. Here are the most famous circus freaks of the past. Freak shows were ve

Some of these images will give you nightmares.  The simpler times of true horror. - Family Fun #scary, #vintage, #halloween

18 Truly Creepy Vintage Photos

29 Absolutely Terrifying Images That You Should Definitely Look at During the Daytime (Slide - offbeat

Lovecraft's secret archives... xula web!

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone.

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