Is this the face of Jesus?
Figure 1 - Is this the face of Jesus?
In 1898 a photo was made for the first time of a piece of cloth. This specific cloth was thought by some to have the image of Jesus on it.
The photo was developed, and on the negative there appeared a much clearer image! In fact, the negative looked more like a normal photo would, and the photo (as well as the cloth itself) looked more like a negative!
What you see in the first photo above is a negative of a photo, not the photo itself.
Below are the positive and negative, side-by-side, for comparison:
Figure 2 - Face on the Shroud
The image on the left is the actual image - what the cloth looks like. The image on the right is actually the negative of the photo on the left! True, the actual photo looks much more like a negative than the actual negative - which looks more like a photo!
Below is the original 1898 photo, and its negative: the first photo ever taken of the Shroud: