hidden mothers... boy is this weird!

Strange Vintage Photos of Kids and Hidden Mothers

View Kimi Fall! Well, it isn't exactly a holiday, but it IS glorious! Fall days. Changing leaves. Kids covered in leaves. Glowing colors. Drives in the country. Enjoy those great autumn days!

Another wonderful photograph of a Ghost mum. And for those who missed the first explanation: In the fledgling days of photography, one had to remain completely still for a length of time for a proper portrait to be taken. With a child’s predilection for doing anything but standing still, their mothers would have to be in the photography to keep them still. For reasons I’m not sure of, the bright idea was to cover the matrons with fabric, thus creating the ghost mother.

Creepy Victorian-era studio portraits of faceless mummies behind their babies

Another wonderful photograph of a Ghost mum. And for those who missed the first explanation: In the fledgling days of photography, one had to remain completely still for a length of time for a proper portrait to be taken. With a child’s predilection for doing anything but standing still, their mothers would have to be in the photography to keep them still. For reasons I’m not sure of, the bright idea was to cover the matrons with fabric, thus creating the ghost mother.

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