Black Humor Created by Victorian Photographers – Without Photoshop :)

I think these are brilliant! The Victorians loved seances and physical mediumship too. My kind of people lol.

LittleRetronome

This type of headless photography was created by combining images from multiple negatives.
The special effect is known as โ€˜trick photography`, and was developed in 1856 by the Swedish-born photographer Oscar Rejlander.
Here you can find some reading about this theme:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Gustave_Rejlander
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_manipulation
http://trickphotography.annics.com/victorian-trick-photography.html
http://hyperallergic.com/101979/victorian-photo-tricks-from-hidden-mothers-to-eyes-on-the-dead/

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