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A 'spirit' photograph

A 'spirit' photograph


A late 19th-century brown toned silver print showing a woman seated in a domestic interior, with the disembodied head of another woman looking out from the mirror. The photographer has created the image using the tried-and-tested collage method.

An inked inscription in French in the lower margin reads; ‘Louisette, mère de Tante Hélène' [English: ‘Louisette, mother of Aunt Helen’].

Photographer and location unidentified, but almost certainly French, judging by the context of the album.



 

Code: 124436
 
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