I love post mortem photography, the last sweet image of of a life.

I love post mortem photography, the last sweet image of of a life. (Of course she died on my birthday, 97 years before I was born.

Post-mortem photographs of dead children helped parents recover from bereavement | Daily Mail Online

Pictured: The gruesome 19th-century portraits of dead children

Memento Mori: Postmortem Photographs.   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 5, 1885, and died April 20, 1886. This mourning ritual was widespread in19th-century America - I find it fascinating.

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

not so beautiful..a victorian dead woman..makes me think Walking Dead

The advent of photography in the Victorian era provided an affordable alternative to expensive painted portraits. Grieving families hired post-mortem photographers to capture what was likely to be the only image they had to remember the deceased by.

memento mori, ca. 1864.  So sad and yet still so beautiful.

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

1870s Sad Tin type of a young man holding his beloved dog who has passed away.

Pet post-mortem photograph of a boy and his deceased dog. I think this is touching, and that boy really loved his dog.

Most Metal Chicken Ever. Ayam Cerami : A rare breed of chicken that is black inside out; organs, feathers, eggs ALL BLACK.

Most Metal Chicken Ever. Ayam Cerami : A rare breed of chicken that is black inside out; organs, feathers, eggs ALL BLACK.

Most Metal Chicken Ever. Ayam Cerami : A rare breed of chicken that is black inside out; ALL BLACK. << real life void chicken oh my gosh

Beyond the Dark Veil – beautifully macabre collection of Victorian post-mortem photography - Boing Boing

During the Victorian era, with the popular spread of photography, and before the emergence of a funeral industry, the practice of…

Deceased girl in her open coffin which looks like it is placed outside in a cemetery. I think it is a painted background.

POST MORTEM (Paul Frecker collection) - A glossy gelating silver print probably dating from the second quarter of the twentieth century. A pencilled inscription on the reverse of the mount reads Sister Clara's daughter / Astrid Lindholm / in Sweden.

"Damn, girl — wash your hands! They're all discolo... shit. I forgot. Never mind. My bad."

People In The 1800s Did THIS With Dead Bodies

Victorian Era post mortem photography * Which sister in this photograph still breathes mortal air?

Very pretty girl

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.

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