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Tintype of the Back of a Woman’s Head

Tintype of the Back of a Woman’s Head

ca. 1860-80s, [portrait of a woman in mourning] via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby

ca. 1860-80s, [portrait of a woman in mourning] via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby

Victorian carte de visite c 1880s

Victorian carte de visite c 1880s

Note geometric velvet trim and velvet buttons as decorative element and short hair

Note geometric velvet trim and velvet buttons as decorative element and short hair

ABRAHAM LINCOLN ...ca. 1854-60’s, ninth-plate copy tintype of the lost Polycarpus Von Schneidau daguerreotype of Lincoln, taken in Chicago in 1854

ABRAHAM LINCOLN ...ca. 1854-60’s, ninth-plate copy tintype of the lost Polycarpus Von Schneidau daguerreotype of Lincoln, taken in Chicago in 1854

Compare this Postmortem to all of the falsely labeled girls sitting in chairs.   She is propped ip and her hands are placed over the flowers, keeping them in place, but not "holding" them.  And she looks, well, dead.  (Or at best, asleep)

Compare this Postmortem to all of the falsely labeled girls sitting in chairs. She is propped ip and her hands are placed over the flowers, keeping them in place, but not "holding" them. And she looks, well, dead. (Or at best, asleep)

Victorian Mourning Photography | 1878 : Victorian Mourning - Pictify - your social art network

Victorian Mourning Photography | 1878 : Victorian Mourning - Pictify - your social art network

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”   ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Post Mortem Vintage Memento Mori

Post Mortem Vintage Memento Mori

Image result for 1880's western fashion

Image result for 1880's western fashion

L'ancienne cour

L'ancienne cour -1870s -

L'ancienne cour

ca. 1861-65, [tintype portrait of A. J. Blue, a heavily armed Union cavalry soldier with three Remington revolvers in his belt] via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs

ca. 1861-65, [tintype portrait of A. J. Blue, a heavily armed Union cavalry soldier with three Remington revolvers in his belt] via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs

Vintage Gypsy | Gypsy

Vintage Gypsy | Gypsy

Both are deceased.  Notice the stands by their feet.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Both are deceased. Notice the stands by their feet.

Guys gone wild, 1860s style. "Unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each other's mouths." Ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.    http://www.shorpy.com/node/15309?size=_original

Guys gone wild, 1860s style. "Unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each other's mouths." Ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. http://www.shorpy.com/node/15309?size=_original