Archive for July 26th, 2012

I know that I just had a post on vintage photos the other day  and I don’t usually like to have similar posts too close to one another but I found these photos too interesting to not mention here.   They are called Hidden Mother photos and come from the Victorian era of studio photography.  They are photos of small children taken with their mother holding them while she is under a drape of some sort.  The photo is then matted with a window that crops out the mother so that the drape appears as a backdrop for the child.  In present times,  these  photos, now without their mats to expose the whole photo, have become very collectible.  What was intended to be a sweet image of a toddler now has a ghostly figure cradling a child, giving it a strange and slightly creepy feel that appeals to collectors.  Some are a little creepier than others.  Just found these interesting…

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