superstition about photographs

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superstition about photographs - About 1'hnlogrnpliH. Thu Formosan aborigines...
About 1'hnlogrnpliH. Thu Formosan aborigines regard photography photography with strong superstition. Toward the close of September last the heir of the chieftain of a certain 'rlbe iiHd several other young men vis- led tbe Tosclkalui pacldcallon and iv- lamutlou olllce, and In tho course of heir stay they offered themselves to HI photographed. Lately several of hose young men appeared at the same ofllco and requested (hut (heir po raits should be returned to them, hey heard to their surprise from' th Idors of the tribe that persons who photographed are In a similar comiuio us If their souls hud been ah.stnu'lc< and hence they would be mire to serious Injury. The only way lu pro vide against f.ils cajumlty lay In burn lug till Ihu photographs The pcopl earnestly tried to undeceive the yomij men, but without oli'ivl, nnd therefore, obliged to give them photographs.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Sep 1900, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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