Photo Co. (Birmingham, Alabama)
Portrait of Frank Fowler, with Wheelbarrow and
print cabinet card, circa 1896
someone mistake this for a portrait of genuine twins,
there is a pencil notation on the back of the mount:
"Both Frank Fowler."
similar prop is used in a double exposure shown in
Walter E. Woodbury's Photographic Amusements
(1896), the most widely-circulated book on
the techniques of trick photography. But in Woodbury's
rather gruesome example, a man is seen carting his own
enlarged and severed head in the wheelbarrow. This
more jovial version of the effect was also done with a
different technique, for Woodbury's photograph relied
on a completely black background to hide the dividing
line between the exposures.