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Did You Ever Have A Dream Like This?
William H. Martin Early 20th Century Trick Photography

Trick photography was a new and extremely popular invention in the early 20th century, and one man who gained notoriety as one of the best in the US was William H. Martin. He created dreamlike scenarios, inspired by the tall tales people often tell of their daily adventures. Massive rabbits, incredible hunting hauls and humongous crop yields became some of the top selling postcards of the 1910s. The fantastical images he created were amazing to behold at the time, when photographs were, even more than now, taken as realistic portrayals of actual people and events. Check out some of his most famous postcards below…

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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