This is what human cloning looked like in 1900

Around approximately 1900, Harmondsworth Magazine ran this tantalizingly absurd trick picture of a woman seemingly in eight places at once. Goodness, that's a sight normally reserved for the fanciful hallows of the odeon!


Explains the caption, "A ubiquitous young lady who can be in eight places at once — the victim of a photographic freak." Now I want to write a story about the Photographic Freak, a freewheeling blackguard who uses his newfangled Brownie to clone people, so those plutocrats in Washington ban all photography. ("Police sketch artist" thereby becomes the most important career in the land.)

[Via Turn of the Century]

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