The Hydra-Headed Subject

Description (Brief):

double exposed photograph; studio portrait of a woman seated with her arms folded in front of her, wearing a dark v-neck dress and metal brooch pinned at lowest point of V; image is triple exposed with two alternate poses and expressions, both in profile

Description (Brief)

Press Print: 653924ro The Hydra-Headed Subject Absent-mindeness is the cause of one of the most irritating of photographic blunders--the double, or, in cases of extreme forgetfulness, triple, exposure. Beside being wasteful of film, this kind of error may result in discondrting and sometimes downright embarrassing pictures, such as shots of your mother-in-law sitting on the curb in front of a beer parlor or people sprouting heads hydra-like in all dirctions, like this poor girl. This sort of thing can be corrected by simply remembering to move your film to the next exposure immediately after taking each picture. (7/3/42) Credit line (ACMD) Acme Roto Service for Immediate Release

Date Made: 1942

Maker: Acme Photo

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0281.0028Accession Number: 2017.0281Catalog Number: 2017.0281.0028

Object Name: photograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.32 cm


Record Id: nmah_1868260

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