Lady Clementina Hawarden (British photographer) 1822 - Clementina and Isabella Grace Maude, 5 Princes Gardens; Photographic Study, ca. sepia photograph, mounted on card. Victorian and Albert Museum, London
This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.
gailcarriger: "antique-royals: “Joseph Karl Stieler ,Schloss Nymphenburg (Castle), Schonheitengalerie (Gallery Of Beauties)(details). ” Hairstyles similar to those the girls where in the Finishing School series.
Master of the Dresden Prayer Book, illuminator (Flemish, active about 1480 - 1515), Initial O: Madonna of Humility, Flemish, about 1480 - 1485 ?, Tempera colors and gold on parchment, Leaf: 20.5 x 14.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 13/16 in.), Ms. 23, fol. 42. Source: J. Paul Getty Museum