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Post-mortem (both children are deceased), 1920s-1930s.

Another memento mori. Not all postmortem photos showed the deceased in a coffin. Many took pictures in which the deceased look like they're sleeping - like these two children. I find these much more disturbing.

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***Trigger Warning: This post contains numerous post-mortem photos of children***Via Wikipedia:Post-mortem photography was very common in the nineteenth century when "death occurred in the home and was quite an ordinary part of life.

She's already passed away & in the barn. This sad Momento Mort - was often the ONLY photo of a person.

Link claims photograph is of a child praying for her sick mother but previous pinner identifies photo as post-mortum.

Native American memento mori, I may be considered odd for this but I do love memento mori photos. And this one is quite rare indeed.

Not a post mortem as labelled. This is a photograph of three siblings of Native American descent. The baby is attached to a Papoose (baby carrier).