Hidden Mother. This is so funny! These kids will grow up to think their Mother is the grim reaper!
This is a really creepy image but the rational behind it was that photographs were really expensive, so mothers got their children to sit on their laps so the child didn't move and they draped themselves in black cloth so that they weren't actually "in" the photograph -
As mães invisíveis
Negra com uma criança branca nas costas, Bahia, 1870. Fotografia: Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles.
12th June 1940: A young Italian girl waits outside the Italian embassy in London with her doll, while her parents make arrangements to return home after Italy's entry in to World War II. | vintage children style | 1940s girl dress + haircut | 40s life