Freaky, Headless Portraits Made with Victorian-Era Photoshop

The Victorians win for using one of the earliest forms of “Photoshop” — a bit of trickery created by layering multiple photographic negatives. Floating heads abounded during the late 1800s, and website Who Killed Bambi? tipped us off to a freaky slew of portraits featuring people without their noggins. Pictures in Time had the headless collection of macabre novelty photos. Heads on laps, platters, and skewered on swords await you in our gallery.

Photo via Pictures in Time