How can this mother look so serene while holding her deceased child? Shock, maybe.

This is a post mortem picture with her daughter, you think she would maybe express her anguish in her eyes not happiness to be taking a photo.

.  ca. 1886, “Twin Infants in Coffins”, [Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick, b. July 5, 1885, d. April 20, 1886], Charles Van Schaick    via the Wisconsin Historical Society, Charles Van Schaick: Photographs And Negatives Collection

This is one of the Charles Van Schaick photographs that was used in the book "Wisconsin Death Trip." It's a portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins: Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick were born on July and died April

I believe the girl on the far left is deceased, her hands look stiff & the beam seems to be holding her up.

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone.

Girl deceased

Supposed to be a post mortem of a deceased girl. This little young lady is not dead. Look at her lively eyes and her neat skin, who's not discoloured at all.

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