Trick photography allows man to appear twice in same photo

Posted 4 January 2015 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, retired Orleans County Historian

ALBION – This is a trick photo. It was taken in the Albion studio of R. Pollo Stillman around 1895. What appears to be two men in the picture is actually the same man. He is just dressed differently.

To the right he is holding a reversed lettered sign that states: “The Devil American.” Over the table at which he is seated is a sign on the wall stating, “This is my busy day.”