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For your consideration is this RARE and intriguing stereoview of an angel crouching over the body of a fallen Civil or Spanish War soldier. Entitled "The Dead Soldier" this original piece carries a copyright of 1901 and measures 7 by 3.5 inches. Reminiscent of the subject of the film 'Photographing Fairies", this kind of juxtaposition and double exposure was popular during the Victorian era and its obsession with the supernatural. This is a staged photo and does not actually depict a dead soldier. If you look closely his hair is far too styled, his clothes and skin far too clean, and he lacks the presence of bullets and blood.
A very novel addition to anyone's curious collection of the macabre and supernatural!
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