What’s Wrong With This Fashion Illustration?

I used this fashion plate as part of my Crinoline Years panel at AnachroCon. Seeing it projected on a large flat scene monitor I noticed something odd, the creeper in the background! Who the heck is lurking behind the bride? And what’s in their hand — a fly swatter? A feather duster? A tiny chimney sweeper? Who thought adding that figure made any sense or was a good idea?

Crazy Victorians!
Bride from April 1844's le moniteur de la mode

Bride from April 1844’s le moniteur de la mode
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