Although the photos by Arthur Mole might look pixelated, it’s not due to poor resolution.
Mole, an English born photographer, created “living photographs.” Not not those of the Harry Potter variety, but those where an image portrayed in the photo is composed entirely of human beings.
io9 called attention to some of Mole and his partner John Thomas’ early twentieth century work recently. A similar feature a few years ago by Oddee reported that much of Mole and Thomas’ work was produced in World War I — sometimes composed of troops — and served as “rallying points to support American involvement in the war and to ward off isolationist tendencies.”
Here are some of the images from the Library of Congress:
Liked what you saw? Check out more of Mole and Thomas’ “living photographs” in the Library of Congress archive here.
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