Hidden Mother Photography

This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image. [from Hidden Mother Flickr group]

    You can see more hidden mother photography here.

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2 Responses to “Hidden Mother Photography”

  1. DrDreamSequence Says:

    If not eerie enough on the merit of the cloaked androgynous figures, the implication that these pictures were oft (read: occasionally) done with deceased subjects takes it to a whole new level. Wonderful gallery.

    Source: http://ridiculouslyinteresting.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/more-hidden-mothers-in-victorian-photography-post-mortem-photographs-or-not/

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