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Young Girl or Old Woman?

Perhaps the most famous of the ambiguous figurative illusions. This figure can be an old woman, or a young girl. Both aspects share space, and cannot exist without the other.

The mature woman's prominent nose is the young girl's face in profile. The women's thin lipped smile is also the young girl's thin, choker style collar.



Credits: Created by cartoonist W. E. Hill, originally published in Puck in 1915 as "My Wife and My Mother-in-law."

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