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ca. 1860’s, portrait of a child on her mother’s lap - via the KaufmaNelson Vintage Photograph Gallery

ca. 1860’s, portrait of a child on her mother’s lap - via the KaufmaNelson Vintage Photograph Gallery

How do YOU look in your bathing suit?    Too skinny?  Gain 10 to 25 pounds this quick and easy way!!!!!

How do YOU look in your bathing suit? Too skinny? Gain 10 to 25 pounds this quick and easy way!!!!!

Another wonderful photograph of a Ghost mum. And for those who missed the first explanation: In the fledgling days of photography, one had to remain completely still for a length of time for a proper portrait to be taken. With a child’s predilection for doing anything but standing still, their mothers would have to be in the photography to keep them still. For reasons I’m not sure of, the bright idea was to cover the matrons with fabric, thus creating the ghost mother.

Creepy Victorian-era studio portraits of faceless mummies behind their babies

Another wonderful photograph of a Ghost mum. And for those who missed the first explanation: In the fledgling days of photography, one had to remain completely still for a length of time for a proper portrait to be taken. With a child’s predilection for doing anything but standing still, their mothers would have to be in the photography to keep them still. For reasons I’m not sure of, the bright idea was to cover the matrons with fabric, thus creating the ghost mother.

I will never understand why women would have wasted the money on a photo of the back of their head! But she does have gorgeous hair! And look how the back of her skirt is kicked out funny.

I will never understand why women would have wasted the money on a photo of the back of their head! But she does have gorgeous hair! And look how the back of her skirt is kicked out funny.

Old cabinet photo with the following notation on the back: Mary Edmonds, Taken March 1895, 2 and one half years old. With her bisque doll. So adorable!

Old cabinet photo with the following notation on the back: Mary Edmonds, Taken March 1895, 2 and one half years old. With her bisque doll. So adorable!

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