Thirteen decapitated soldiers, an early example of trick photography, photographer unknown, 1910 (via This is Colossal and The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
From ancient times, people have seen spirits at play in the flickering of light and shadow. With the advancement of technology during the European Renaissance, scholars leaned to harness these dancing apparitions through the power of projection. By the late 1700’s, enterprising entertainers were creating magic… Read More ›
Olga the Headless Lady, sideshow “headless girl” illusion invented by Egon Heineman, 1930’s. Related Posts: – Silent Sundays: Trepanation (1944) – Silent Sundays: The Brain Eaters (1958) – Silent Sundays: Photo Prisma Almanac No. 5 (1952)