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Proof we all have Victorian doppelgangers – spooky!

This is supposed to be a fun post, not serious research. However it is based on something that I’m interested in, the idea of the doppelganger (a ghostly double). See my previous post, ‘Rossetti and the doppelgängers’. Every now and then, when looking at Long Victorian photographs and paintings, I see a face that immediately makes me think of another person known to me today. A spooky curiosity. By adding these to the finds of others, I’ve ferreted away an eccentric little collection. Not much point in my showing you people that aren’t publicly known, but here are some folk that you might be aware of, together with their (mostly Victorian) doppelgängers. Let me know of any other examples. Enjoy!

Orlando Bloom

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Eva Green

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Tom Hiddleston

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Nicole Kidman

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Keanu Reeves

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Mark Zuckerberg

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Justin Timberlake

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Nicholas Cage

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Robert Pattison

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Anne Hathaway

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Brad Pitt

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Eddie Murphy

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John Travolta

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Larry David

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Rachel Weisz

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Michael Fassbender

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Michael Jackson

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Rupert Grint

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Isaac Newton (Sir Isaac’s death-mask) and Robin Williams

Robin Williams / Isaac Newton (from Sir Isaac's death-mask)

Vladimir Putin

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You might chuckle now, but one day you’ll be looking through some old photographs and see your doppelgänger gazing back!


BELOW: Victorian doppelgängers on Pinterest (The Long Victorian)


Post on doppelgangers/doubles in Victorian art here.

The Travelling Companions *oil on canvas  *65.3 x 78.7 cm  *1862
The Travelling Companions *oil on canvas *65.3 x 78.7 cm *1862
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10 thoughts on “Proof we all have Victorian doppelgangers – spooky!”

  1. I love the US Grant one!! I’m a big fan of the sad general. I live really close to the cottage he spent his last months in as he wrote his famous autobiography. I have a tintype that basically is my daughter! A friend found it. So weird. Don’t you want one of yourself?

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