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    Victorian/Vintage Death Photos - So Fascinating
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    ✯ The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead. This is a classic example of photographic art. Notice the hands. For people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.✯

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    Post Mortem Photography

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    Double suicide. ca. 1890,

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    Antique Italian Italy Post Mortem Photo of Young Boy

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    Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.

    The soul is bone

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    gorgeous tintype,,,postmortem

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    ca. 1865 - Unidentified deceased girl in wheelchair with cloaked attendant.

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    sisters being held up by stands

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    Three clues indicate that this photo is most likely a postmortem. First, the baby's eyes have been altered. Secondly, the baby's right hand is tied at the wrist and held in place to give the appearance of movement. Lastly, the baby's left hand shows signs of discoloration and decomposition.

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    Both are deceased.

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    The Strange Case of Jeremy Bentham: At his request, he was taxidermied after his death. Supposedly, the process to preserve the head went terribly wrong and left his face showing lack of expression therefore, unattractive. So, his head was replaced with the wax substitute and for a time was placed on the floor between his legs. It now sits in storage, safe and sound. CRAZY CREEPY!

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    They did a good job making them look "alive"

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    Man being held up by posting stand - The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the posers fixed and in position because of the time it took to take the photographs. The subject is placed in front of the camera. If necessary, the pose is held with the assistance of adjustable head rests, clamps and posing stands.

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    Civil War era twins dressed alike.. It looks like they are being held up by stands behind them.

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    This VERY rare

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    While filming an episode of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ in a funhouse in Long Beach, someone adjusted a dummy which hung from a noose & accidentally broke it's arm off. While gluing it back on, they saw what looked like a real bone. Turned out to be the mummified remains of Elmer McCurdy, an escaped criminal from the Oklahoma pen who had been killed in a shoot out. His body had been sold to a museum where they charged a quarter to view it.

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    The Other Sister

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    Memento Mori. Both are deceased.

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    Dead young woman. Note her hands. The frameworks fastened at the waist and neck with heavy gauge wire to position and hold the arms. The clothes were left unfastened at the back.

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    Post Mortem Photo of daughter

    Memento Mori ~Victorian Era Postmortem Photography

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    Post mortem or not post mortem, that is the question…

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    Post Mortem Photography

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    A particularly beautiful young girl laid out in the parlor, circa 1910. It was not uncommon to dress dead young girls in what looked like a wedding veil and dress to symbolize their purity as they go to 'meet God'.

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    Photograph of woman and child - 1865

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    Victorian post mortem photo

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