Alex Gross hijacks old portraits from the 1870s then turns them into collectible cards of super heroes and notable pop culture icons.
Here's a sample:
Be sure to check out more in his series here:
The word doppelgänger is German for "double walker" and is used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection.
Gross' work plays to this paradox and displays his creativity and subtle humor in mashing up identities.