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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

In the News: 1892

In the News: 1892

"Elizabeth Clapp (between January 1891 and January 1894)." 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

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Twins?

Facial features look identical to me,especially the eyes, nose and cheeks.

[Um, it's the same girl in two photos. - Dave]

Burdock Blood Bitters

Looks like these kids were imitating a very prevalent ad for Burdock's Blood Bitters and other patent products in which a face explodes through a newspaper page.

Our dad used to tell us

"See you in the funny papers!"

$10,000 in small, unmarked bills or the lady gets it

The kidnappers sent the family a photograph of the victim posing with today's newspaper as proof she is as yet unharmed.

How Modern

Strange Instagram filter they used back in the day.

Rival Sirens

The shot of the newspaper on the right seems to denote that this may be a scandal rag.

Corset alert

Poor Elizabeth on the right, with her guts squished into that corset, positively medieval, with the satin looking strangely metallic. Her hips and legs appear normal but her waist is downright freakish.

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