posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by 220.127.116.11
You know, this kind of "tricks" - they weren't really intended to trick anyone, mind you - was the rage in the early days of popular (= widespread)
photography. Think of it as an experiment by an avid photographer trying to expand his skills.
As to the clothing: I don't really see them as being from different periods (I am not familiar with the fashions of the space/time in question), but
I can tell you that, in rural
areas, "incoherent" dressing, i.e. combining clothing from different periods and even belonging to different
people - I like to call it "magpie fashion"
- was actually the rule. People made do with whatever they had in their family trunk. Men and women
usually had a single "nice" dress or suit, to be worn in church and to other festivities. And men, especially, borrowed clothing from other members
of their family who weren't using it at the time.
It wasn't poverty (not necessarily): it's just that "fashion" did not apply in rural areas.
(And why would it?)
[edit on 18-3-2008 by Vanitas]