Postmortem photo from my collection This was very popular and still is . People want to remember their loved ones and taking photos helps.

Supposedly post mortem memento mori photograph of young child, but I’m not entirely convinced. That said, it would have been exceedingly difficult to get a live child to stay still for long enough to ensure a clear image, so…l

stillborn twins, this photo means a lot to me because i was a quadruplet and this is pretty much what happened to the other two, luke and fiona. they died so my twin (holly) and i could live. thank you so much luke and fiona, i can never repay you for how much you did for me.

stillborn twins, this photo means a lot to me because i was a quadruplet and…

ca. 1865, [Unidentified deceased girl in wheelchair with cloaked attendant]

1865 - Unidentified deceased girl in wheelchair with cloaked attendant.

Beatiful even in death

Beatiful even in death …

Young boy posed outside on a bed. Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

Young boy posed outside on a bed. Victorian post mortem photography may seem…

Post mortem, 1880's.  This baby looks like he (or she) is smiling in his (or her) sleep.  What a nice photo for remembrance!

Post mortem, This baby looks like he (or she) is smiling in his (or her) sleep. What a nice photo for remembrance!

1850's girl.

little girl post mortem

"These Examples Of Victorian Post-Mortem Photography Are Unsettling." To some. I like them. But I'm morbid that way...

These 21 Victoria Era Post-Mortem Photographs Are Unsettling.

Post-mortem photography

I suppose this could be a post mortem, but I am guessing not: mother looks quiet rather than grief striken, not wearing morning; baby looks healthy. Could very likely be a nice memento of a sleeping baby.

Victorian Baby Death | Three Angels – Victorian Death Photo

A death photo showing triplets from Brockton Massachusetts.

1860's twin girls with matching off-the shoulder dresses, necklaces, and ringlets.  Such an endearing picture.

Very sad: Twins post mortum. See the stands propping them up.

Eunice Allen (niece of photographers Mary and Frances Allen of Deerfield, Massachusetts), c. 1913

Eunice Allen - Mary Allen photographer so so lovely

Oh, how ghastly! Learn more about Victorian history here http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|405131

Morbid History : The Victorian Art of Mourning

House of Sighs, feuille-d-automne: Funeral Sisters

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