This Is Why Victorian Mothers Hid Themselves In Photos Of Their Kids

When you think of Victorian photography, what do you picture? Probably grim, unsmiling people in fancy clothes, all shot in austere black and white or sepia. They can be pretty creepy as well, right? But some images from this era are a little spookier than others. And, yes, we’re talking about baby photos. Take a close look at any picture of an infant from this time, and you’ll likely spot an eerie figure lurking in the background of the shot. Can’t see it right away? Here’s a clue: think about who or what is hiding beneath those conspicuous blankets…