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Mark Twain, a fellow who made his mark with literary humor and entertainment, once said, “A photograph is a most important document, and the...

Mark Twain, a fellow who made his mark with literary humor and entertainment, once said, “A photograph is a most important document, and the...

“Hidden Mother” was a 19th century portrait trend where mothers, who were basically dressed a “ghost,” would hold their young children still while being photographed. The end result was, well… haunting and creepy.

“Hidden Mother” was a 19th century portrait trend where mothers, who were basically dressed a “ghost,” would hold their young children still while being photographed. The end result was, well… haunting and creepy.

The first female gardeners were employed at Kew Gardens (England / UK) in 1896 and were encouraged to wear men's clothing so as not to distract!

The first female gardeners were employed at Kew Gardens (England / UK) in 1896 and were encouraged to wear men's clothing so as not to distract!

61 Must-See Shocking Historical Photos

61 Must-See Shocking Historical Photos

Two women workers cover Army tropical helmets for the firm of Messrs E Day in St Albans. A pile of completed helmets can be seen on the bench beside them. 1918.

Two women workers cover Army tropical helmets for the firm of Messrs E Day in St Albans. A pile of completed helmets can be seen on the bench beside them. 1918.

They look like brother and sister. And look they switched hats!

18 Photos Of Victorians Smiling

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :)

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :)

A group of match-girls in 1888, the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike.

A group of match-girls in 1888, the year the workers at the Bryant & May Match Factory in Bow, East London, went on strike.

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