My latest Flickr album puts forth a small group of multiple exposure photographs from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) Collection. To create a double or multiple exposure, a photographer using an analog camera shoots an initial exposure and then, either on purpose or by accident, continues shooting further exposures on the same frame or sheet of film. The result is a single image comprised of multiple shots.
I’d like to show you some more double exposures from the non-FSA holdings of the Prints & Photographs Division.
In chronological order, we’ll start with this very well-composed by happenstance double exposure that is a part of the Detroit Publishing Company Collection:
H.G. Wells is the subject of this accidental double portrait from the National Photo Company Collection:
Frances Benjamin Johnston took this combination interior-exterior photo in 1935 for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South:
The Niagara Falls Public Library was captured twice on one slide by the architect Paul Rudolph: