Isolator - 1925  Invented by science fiction pioneer Hugi Gernsbeck, the “Isolator” was designed to help focus the mind when reading or writing, by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, not only by eliminating all outside noise, but also by allowing just one line of text to be seen at a time through a horizontal slit.

1925 The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback,.

A partially covered person is to the dead girl's left and is helping to hold her upright for the photo (same child as in the wheelchair photo here).  ca. 1865, memento mori

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.

Victorian Postmortem, one of the most interesting and unique post mortem photographs I've ever seen.

Victorian Postmortem, one of the most interesting and unique post mortem photographs I've ever seen. dont know if the 2 girls are also postmortem.

tuesday-johnson: ca. 1864, [post mortem portrait of two children], Squyer Studio via Looking at Death, Barbara Norfleet

Post Mortem photography- "Sleeping beauties" My grandmother had one of these photos of my uncle in his casket after his drowning.

Said to be post-mortem photography (both men are on stands). Interesting, if true, but likely not to be. Gotta love the Internet!

Not dead. No such thing as a standing postmortem photograph. Posing stands were used to keep living subjects still during long exposures, and far too flimsy to support dead weight.

Two little girls - I'm fairy certain the child standing is deceased... I'm not sure about the one in the swing... but her eyes look painted on so I think she might be too...

These two young ladies are not smiling but they were alive. Victorians thought smiling was undignified. The posing stand base is there to help the standing child hold still.

Beginning in the mid-1800s, post-mortem photography (or memento mori) was a popular way to honor and remember the dead. Description from…

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The creepy I know, but I love Victorian Post Mortem.such a strange but beautiful practice.

Decomposition obvious

Girl with decompostion. Many times the photographer was not immediately available. (This would be an unfortunate permanent reminder of the deceased.) She looks like little Wayne.

avant - L'Atelier de Jojo

NOT POSTMORTEM "victorian children.so serious! The one standing is post mortem" No! Look at his face, he has an expression on his face that a dead child could not. He is posed by the chair, not supported by it.

Haunted Film. This movie is said to have real paranormal phenomena occurring right before your eyes. The ghosts of dead actors or demons can be seen morphing in the film! “Return To Babylon” a silent film by Alex Monty Canawati is gaining interest among paranormal researchers as well as cinema experts for its spontaneous morphing of the actors into hideous monstrosities.

This movie is said to have real paranormal phenomena occurring right before your eyes. The ghosts of dead actors or demons can be seen morphing in the film! “Return To Babylon” a silent film. I've seen a documentary about it.

The Migration of Pictures after Death (26 pics)

Pretty sure the man is dead also(hand placement) mdolla: Stiff Pose Victorian Postmortem photography Pics)

CDV Little girl with large dog.  Possible PM - wooden stand in back holding little girl up.

Original post said, "CDV Little girl with large dog. Possible PM - wooden stand in back holding little girl up. Just a posing stand steadying an adorable, alive little girl as she gets her picture take with her puppy!

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