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Victorian post mortem photographer at work

Victorian Plague mask

Genuinely creepy. POSSIBLE post mortem photo of the twin on the right. Stands were sometimes used to make the deceased seem alive. The R. Twins skin is discolored, the eyes are lifeless, arm hangs at his side and there's an unnatural leaning to his stance, whereas his brother has turned his head and is glancing up at him with trepidation. Live Siblings and surviving twins were often posed with their deceased siblings for post-mortem photos.

Secret poison case disguised as a book, 17th century.

By the Victorian era, servants were seen and not heard. They were expected to go about their work efficiently and quietly and never question their 'betters'. Illustration by Smedley

Victorian Post Mortem

I love post mortem photography, the last sweet image of of a life.

  • Sharon Crawford

    I know these picture may seem wrong to us but they are very beautifully done.

Post-mortem Photography in 19th century

9/11 aftermath, via satellite. This was taken 27 hours after the event.

post-mortem photography