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unknown • the unseen eye. no parece de la época la idea de taparse la cara

Unknown photographer, Portrait of three women, century / The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, by W. Hunt via La Lettre de la Photographie [reminded me of this mourning photograph]

four women crying, ca. 1880 (tintype). the expression of grief in 19th century photography signifies the memorialization of a lost loved one

Four Women Crying Tintype plate, circa 1878 Expressions of grief, especially crying, became a subject of memorial photography in the These photographs, with their emphasis on the bereaved.

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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.

How can they possibly explain these strange photos from the past.

41 Very Odd Black and White Photos That Cannot Be Explained

This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.

sisterwolf:Amazons of the Caucasus, in 1895. (photo taken in Western Armenia) via

Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors

Fashion at the races, Les Modes July 1910. Photo by Édition

Fashion at the races, Les Modes July 1910. Photo by Édition

Rarely-Seen Portrait Photos of Icelandic People in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Here is a small collection of rarely-seen portrait photos that shows Icelandic people from the late and early centuries.

The Victorians From France

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought