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In the age of phone cameras and digital photography, a photobomb refers to an individual’s unwanted intrusion into someone else’s photographic moment. If anything, this c. 1900 carte de visite proves the adage that everything old is new again.

Outwardly this photograph is a rather mundane late 19th Century image of a young British cavalryman. Standing ramrod straight he proudly posed outside a building for photographer John W. Poole of Colne, Lancashire.

What sets this image apart is the rather ghostly if not actually creepy male visage looking out from the window behind the apparently unsuspecting trooper of the 18th Hussars.

Carte de Visite
John W. Poole - Photographer
18 Exchange Street, Colne, Lancashire, England
c. 1900s

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