Playing Double

Using mannequins to mimic real people is not new — after all, Madam Tussauds has been going for some 200 years. However, the example in this picture takes the practice to uproarious extremes … are we really to believe the pretty young thing with the blue eyeshadow and 1960s wig is the grey-haired dear in the portrait? Sure, the clothes are the same, but the connotations are completely different — one is strutting down the street in chic black, while the other is in mourning for her dead husband!

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