Post mortem photography

Retratos post mortem - Colección Fernando Navarro - Región de Murcia Digital

Retratos post mortem - Colección Fernando Navarro - Región de Murcia Digital

Post mortem photography, 1865-75, sisters posed standing,1 deceased (on right), Pella Iowa

Fotografías post-mortem de la era victoriana (Apto)

Post mortem photography, 1865-75, sisters posed standing,1 deceased (on right), Pella Iowa

17 Fotografías post mórtem inquietantes de los años 1800... esta es peor que la anterior D:

17 Fotografías post mórtem inquietantes de los años 1800... esta es peor que la anterior D:

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Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

Post Mortem photography. Memento Mori

Post Mortem photography. Memento Mori

Pretty young lady...so sad.                                                                                                                                                      More

Pretty young lady...so sad. More

Teenage Victorian era girl. Not a Post mortem picture as previously labelled. Please remember that stands were there to support the subject and aid in keeping still. The stands were never capable for holding up a dead person!

Teenage Victorian era girl. Not a Post mortem picture as previously labelled. Please remember that stands were there to support the subject and aid in keeping still. The stands were never capable for holding up a dead person!

I love that this post mortem photograph is so straightforward – no attempt has been made to pretty the situation up at all. The way the other boy (presumably his brother?) has his hand over that of the deceased child is so touching.

I love that this post mortem photograph is so straightforward – no attempt has been made to pretty the situation up at all. The way the other boy (presumably his brother?) has his hand over that of the deceased child is so touching.

Daguerreotype Infant Post Mortem 1840'S | eBay

Daguerreotype Infant Post Mortem 1840'S | eBay

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