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Eton Schoolboy

Circa 1870's a highly unusual carte-de-visite photograph by W.Runicles, Eton.It shows a head in strange head dress / wig with partially whited out eyes and ectoplasm protruding from the mouth. Under…Continue

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Eton Schoolboy

Circa 1870's a highly unusual carte-de-visite photograph by W.Runicles, Eton.It shows a head in strange head dress / wig with partially whited out eyes and ectoplasm protruding from the mouth. Under magnification the 'ectoplasm' has formed into a head with centre parting viewed from the front/top.This very strange photograph came to me as part of a collection of Eton schoolboy CDV's which leads me to believe it might have been ordered by a schoolboy for fun, asking the studio to alter their…See More
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