Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.
Previous pinner marked postmortem but I'm not sure this is necessarily the case. It could just be a family portrait of mother and children and the baby is asleep. Back then it was not commonplace to smile in photos.
Photographer Patrik Budenz recently published his series titled "post mortem”, along with the thought provoking question, "What happens to our bodies when we need them no longer?" A question most of us refuse to dwell on, let alone photograph.