Photographie post mortem

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I am so tired of seeing these photos of living people captioned as post mortem. (You can get more money for a post mortem photo. "The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography"

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

Post mortem and memento mori images. Vintage memento mori and post mortem photography from The Skull Illusion

Cabbaging Cove

Yes, she’s dead, too. According to the photograph notes, this older child is dressed in a white gown and wedding veil, with a rosary and cross, to symbolize her being a pure “bride of Christ”. Back...

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. Memento Mori, Photographie Post Mortem, Vintage Photos, Old Photos, Post Mortem Pictures, Vintage Nurse, Funny Vintage, Post Mortem Photography, Empire

Annapolis Postmortem

Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem (death portrait) photograph shows a woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War and at least 6 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Four of them died in 1863 and two died in early 1865. The 1864 stamp on this image places it between those two time…

Memento Mori ("Remember You Must Die") - Post-Mortem Photography

A very "fresh" post mortem. Many times if death was expected shortly, a photographer would be sent for and be at the family's home just moments before or after death.

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.

A young dancer's postmortem photograph. The lady is dead, and is posed using a metal rod alongside her spine, and her hand is actually strapped to the screen behind her using wire, making it appear as if she is posing by herself.

Young Girl postmortem, ca.

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Young 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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