The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph

Delivering dinosaurs for exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science. Arthur Pollock,1984.

Delivering dinosaurs for exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science. Arthur Pollock,1984.

My name is Kyoko. I'm a 32 year old NASA computer technician living in Washington, DC. I enjoy skateboarding, my dogs, pink, and anime. Sometimes I get back into loving photography. I'm trying to...

A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.

A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.

Woman churning butter. The picture was taken in 1897. Love the little kitten trying to get anything that splashes up.

Woman churning butter. The picture was taken in 1897. Love the little kitten trying to get anything that splashes up.

These 20 Vintage Sideshow Photos Are So Odd. #15 Has To Be Fake. How Is That…

These 20 Vintage Sideshow Photos Are So Odd. #15 Has To Be Fake. How Is That…

Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

Mysterious and extremely odd vintage portraits of families in which the mother is disguised as a chair. In some cases there seems to be a real attempt to make the figure of the mother appear like an actual chair; in other cases,like this one it looks like they simply want to conceal the mother's identity. Maybe it's to keep a live child still enough to take a clear photo or to keep a deceased one in position.

Mysterious and extremely odd vintage portraits of families in which the mother is disguised as a chair. In some cases there seems to be a real attempt to make the figure of the mother appear like an actual chair; in other cases,like this one it looks like they simply want to conceal the mother's identity. Maybe it's to keep a live child still enough to take a clear photo or to keep a deceased one in position.

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