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Why 1800s Portrait Photography Features Blanketed Parents
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Key Facts In This Video
In early photography studios, subjects had to sit for at least half a minute for the photograph to expose. 00:52
In the Victorian era, parents would give children drugs so they would sit still while getting their photo taken. 01:32
Adults would often disguise themselves as drapes or furniture in order to hold infants during Victorian era photography without being seen. 02:25
10 Creepy Abandoned Places
And you thought those portraits were creepy...