Victorian Headless Portrait Photography

Victorian headless portraits

These 19th century novelty photographs feature a variety of beheaded Victorian ladies and gentlemen. The effect was achieved through multiple negatives and other pre-Photoshop trickery. From a period advertisement:

Ladies and gentleman taken showing their heads floating in the air or in their laps.

Victorian headless portraits

Victorian headless portraits

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Written by EDW Lynch

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