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first playboy club in the world

The Jack Rabbit Club. Is the guy surrounded by the bevy of beauties Hugh Hefner's Great Grandpa? Looks like he was one step ahead of Hef.

Alice M. Boughton~ ca. 1910

Two Women under a Tree. Photographer: Alice M. Boughton (Despite many claims that this is a postmortem photo, I firmly believe that both these women are alive. As far as my extensive research can corroborate, Boughton did not take postmortem.

‘This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image.’  - The Hidden Mother

Memento Mori: Post-Mortem Photography-not sure if any are deceased but it's got the creepy "hidden mother" thing going on

Children Mourn Loss Of Mother Ghost Appears 1889 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

Children Mourn Loss Of Mother Ghost Appears 1889 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

memento mori, ca. 1840-60 What a healthy looking child...has to make you wonder what took her life so suddenly

Postmortem photo: ca. [portrait of a mother and her dead child] via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby, courtesy of the Strong Museum

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