Hidden Mother Tintypes

What?  This is extremely weird, but I guess it makes sense.  When people wanted tintypes of their kids, they would sometimes be in the picture, but with a sheet over their heads, or their faces scratched out Bellocq-style. Then the photographer would matte the photo with only the kids’ faces, without all the wierdness.  Here are a bunch of these hidden mother tintypes.

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