(The Thanatos Archive watermark is not on the original image)
Original c.1870 carte de visite showing a man who looks exactly like
Nicolas Cage. Personally, I believe it's him and that he is some sort of
walking undead / vampire, et cetera, who quickens / reinvents
himself once every 75 years or so. 150 years from now, he might
be a politician, the leader of a cult, or a talk show host.
This is not a trick photo of any kind and has not been manipulated
in Photoshop or any other graphics program. It's an original photo
of a man who lived in Bristol, TN sometime around the Civil War.
For the many of you insisting that this is a Photoshop manipulation:
Any serious potential buyer will be allowed to have a photo expert
of their choice examine the original photograph before any money
I've had a lot of questions asking where I purchased this. As followers
of my website know, I collect antique memorial photography -
images of dead people - from the 1800s. This photo was found in
the very back of album that contained an unusual number of
Civil War era death portraits (which is why I purchased it). All of
the other people in the album, living and dead, were identified
by name - this man was not.
Photographer is Professor G.B. Smith. A contact of mine forwarded
this interesting article (link) about the photographer, Smith. Turns
out he was a confederate Civil War prisoner of war photographer.
Guaranteed to be an original 1860s-70s photograph and not
a modern reproduction, copy or photo manipulation.
4" x 2.5".
Unevenly trimmed on all sides.
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