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]
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.
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.
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