Anything photographed in the 19th Century always has this eerie element to it, regardless of the nature. You see, early photographs don’t have full color – as we all know, they always come in sepia, or in black and white. If recovered in the modern times, it would be all blurry; with scratches and marks of fading brought by time. And their faces – good god – why do people from the past always look gloomy in pictures?
Below though are some mind-boggling photographs of kids – being squirmy as fuck – the reason why photographers had to device a technique in order to keep them still. They call it – The Invisible Mother.
Now it doesn’t have to be necessarily the kid’s mum, but some unlucky fella would have to be hidden beneath a drape, or camouflaged somewhere on the scene just to hold the kid still. Even in the older days, photobombers were a bummer.
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.
WARNING: CREEPY AS FUCK