Emily Dickinson wrote...
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!
Well, maybe you're a "nobody" who just happens to look like Emily Dickinson. It's possible, you know.
From the BBC: "Folk wisdom has it that everyone has a doppelganger; somewhere out there there’s a perfect duplicate of you, with your mother’s eyes, your father’s nose and that annoying mole you’ve always meant to have removed. The notion has gripped the popular imagination for millennia – it was the subject of one of the oldest known works of literature – inspiring the work of poets and scaring queens to death."
The notion that "there's a pair of us" has also gripped Google's Arts & Culture app recently too. A feature in the app asks, "Is your portrait in a museum"? The app asks that you take a selfie, and then it searches "thousands of artworks to see if any look like you."
NOTE: Currently this feature on the Google A & C app is available only in selected areas.
I thought it would be interesting to see what matches would be made with the only known photograph of Emily Dickinson. However, I didn't stop there. I also tried the feature with a photograph of Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson form the movie "A Quiet Passion", with the likeness of Emily Dickinson from a painting of her and her brother and sister, and a recently discovered image of a woman thought to be Emily Dickinson.
All of the likenesses and the matches are below. If necessary, click the images to enlarge. Let us know what you think -- did Google find accurate matches?