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This is the most beautiful Post Mortem photo I've ever seen/ photo ideas

Two Women Under a Tree, 1906 by Alice Boughton

An 1800's, beautifully-attired, post-mortem (posting stand visible behind her) Victorian girl holding flowers.

In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”. ”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones. (girl standing is a corpse)

  • Linda Owens

    I'm sorry but what makes you think she's dead?

  • Melinda Gaye Tucker

    Her hands are dark.

  • M M

    It's a phenomenon that you can research about this practice and see the type of stands and contraptions they used to pose dead people for these pictures. Creepy to us today (probably creepy to some in that time too!). And her hands are dark...