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Headless man photograph
Description: Cabinet card photograph showing a man pictured with his own head on a platter, taken in Windsor, Great Britain, ca. 1880. The back of the photograph identifies the creator as W. Runicles, a photographic artist with a studio at 7 High St., Eton, in Windsor (the two are twin towns in southeastern England). The image was likely created by taking two separate exposures of the seated man, possibly Runicles himself, holding a plate. Taking the two negative images, one head was cut out and placed over the plate while the original head was painted over, then the altered negative was developed. Runicles likely created the image as a show of skill and advertisement for his studio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P332_B1_F3_1_1
Subjects: Photography--History; Trick photography; Portraits;
Places: Windsor (England); Eton (England)