) man hanging upside down from the ceiling in a vintage photograph. This is allegedly the Cooper family from Texas. This is one of the most bizarre photos I've ever seen! I would love to know the explanation. Is this a ghost or a hoax?
A Posthumous Portrait? (Father and Son Don't Look Much Alive -and Maybe the Lady Too-). 'Posthumous Portraits' were very common during the Century. The corpses were place into position before they got Rigus Mortis' for the Picture.
Family of sharecropper Bud Fields of Hale County Alabama in the Summer of Fortune Magazine had sent James Agee and Walker Evans to cover conditions of American sharecroppers during Dustbowl years in the South.
Picture Power: proof that Victorians weren’t as serious as is thought. “A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.