ca. 1865, [composite carte de visite portrait of Jefferson Davis in a dress, holding a bowie knife], P.T. Sherlock
via the International Center of Photography

ca. 1865, [composite carte de visite portrait of Jefferson Davis in a dress, holding a bowie knife], P.T. Sherlock

via the International Center of Photography

ca. 1889, [cabinet card, montage portrait of J.H. Short and J. W. Shanklin, co-owners of “The Daily Republican”], Rifenburg & Dowe
via Luminous Lint, from a private collection, LL/39495 

ca. 1889, [cabinet card, montage portrait of J.H. Short and J. W. Shanklin, co-owners of “The Daily Republican”], Rifenburg & Dowe

via Luminous Lint, from a private collection, LL/39495 

ca. 1870-1900’s, [cabinet card collage, portrait of a gentleman with his head in his hand], Barnum
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47889 

ca. 1870-1900’s, [cabinet card collage, portrait of a gentleman with his head in his hand], Barnum

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47889 

ca. 1865, [carte de visite collage portrait of Jefferson Davis “in disguise, as he appeared at the time of his capture”]
via the International Center of Photography, “President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs” Exhibit

ca. 1865, [carte de visite collage portrait of Jefferson Davis “in disguise, as he appeared at the time of his capture”]

via the International Center of Photography, “President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs” Exhibit

ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage of a man’s head superimposed on a baby’s body]
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47897 

ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage of a man’s head superimposed on a baby’s body]

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47897 

ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage of a gentleman’s head on a plate]
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47899 

ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage of a gentleman’s head on a plate]

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47899 

ca. 1860-1900’s, [cabinet card collage of a women scolding the held head of another woman], Carl v. Gedde  via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47892 

ca. 1860-1900’s, [cabinet card collage of a women scolding the held head of another woman], Carl v. Gedde¬†

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47892 

ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage portrait of “half a woman” on a table]
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47896

ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite collage portrait of “half a woman” on a table]

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47896

ca. 1860-80’s, [carte de visite collage of a woman’s head separated from her body]
via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47900 

ca. 1860-80’s, [carte de visite collage of a woman’s head separated from her body]

via Luminous Lint, from the private collection of Laddy Kite, LL/47900 

ca. 1880, [portrait of four ladies with their heads poking through newspaper]
via the International Center of Photography

ca. 1880, [portrait of four ladies with their heads poking through newspaper]

via the International Center of Photography

ca. 1860’s, [Collage from the Caton Family Album], W.H.E. Caton
via Forget Me Not: Photography & Remembrance, Geoffrey Batchen

ca. 1860’s, [Collage from the Caton Family Album], W.H.E. Caton

via Forget Me Not: Photography & Remembrance, Geoffrey Batchen

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