Oscar Gustave Rejlander :: ‘The Two Ways of Life’, a moralistic photomontage of Rejlander’s own work, 1857 (the first photomontage in history)

In 1857 Rejlander made his best-known allegorical work: The Two Ways of Life. This was a seamlessly montaged combination print made of thirty-two images in about six weeks. First exhibited at the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, the work shows two youths being offered guidance by a patriarch. Each youth looks toward a section of a stage-like tableaux vivant – one youth is shown the virtuous pleasures and the other the sinful pleasures. / source: Wikipedia

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