Remember them in a picture or a tombstone. Everyone does it different. Beautifully simple
A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph from Bangladesh. April 25, 2013. Two victims amid the rubble of a garment factory building collapse in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The invention of the daguerreotype - the earliest photographic process - in 1839 brought portraiture to the masses. It was far cheaper and quicker than commissioning a painted portrait and it enabled the middle classes to have an affordable, cherished keepsake of their dead family members
This was a common custom in the Victorian era..Photos of people that had passed away..Especially children..Don't really like it but it seemed for them it was a memorial and something to keep their loved ones with them..(Read the inscription pasted across the bottom)
A poignant portrait of a Bulgarian widower gazing for the last time on the beautiful face of his dead wife. Reverse bears inked inscription in Bulgarian in a period hand, which includes the date in numerical format, 10 March 1920. A real photo postcard measuring 3.4” by 5.5” (87 mm by 138 mm). Photographer unidentified.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep "Extends our sincerest sympathy to families who are in need of our services. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of NILMDTS. We hope the gift we provide will bring some peace and comfort during this very difficult time." (modern day postmortem photography)