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Rodrigues and Children: 1920

Rodrigues  and Children: 1920

Brazilian advisor Manuel Coelho Rodrigues with his children in Washington, D.C., 1920. From the National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Fark entries

Some of those are pretty good. Thanks for the link.

Farked!

This photo, after getting Farked over the weekend, is now fodder for a Photoshop contest. Check out the results.

the daughter (Right)

Obviously approves of the Right Daughter's eating-of-your-soul.

the daughter

on the right will eat your soul...

Illusion

I believe the illusion of floating comes from the shadow in the foreground. The eye interprets the shadow as coming from Mr. Rodrigues, and since there's space between him and the shadow it looks like he's floating. Try scrolling the shadow off the bottom of the screen when you look at the photo and you'll see that the illusion goes away.

Freaky

What a weird illusion. At first glance it appeared that all three people were floating in the air.

 
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