Thursday, February 3, 2011

Demon Child

Printed with far too much contrast, the blasted out highlights in the little girl's dress, the washed out face, coupled with the stiff pose in the briers, and whatever the hell that is on her head, gives this child a demonic look that would fit in well with a modern horror movie. In the photo with her mother, the squint makes her look both masculine and far older than her actual age. The solo shot is printed on postcard stock, a common practice of both amateurs and professional printers of the era. Written in pencil, "Margaret Mason."

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