Robert and Robert

No, these kids aren’t identical twins, though they ARE identical! They’re the same Blantyre person, Robert Ritchie of School Lane, High Blantyre. Photographed by his father David Ritchie, this photo uses a camera technique where the image exposure has been split. Each exposure joined together. A right prank with Robert carrying “himself” around in a wooden barrow. The smiles give away how amusing this would have been!

This photo is pre WW1, perhaps early 1910s. With thanks to Alex Bowie for sharing.

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