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Mourning image - girl and deceased dog

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"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s persona...

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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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Early post mortem, probably no later than 1860, and looks to be privately produced. There are no publisher markings or any sort of description on it which you'd normally find on commercially-staged genre stereoviews.

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Victorian Post-Mortem Women Photography | ... -адвокатесса - Post-mortem Victorian Photography

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A dead little girl surrounded by her dolls. Placing a child in a chair as if they had fallen asleep amongst their favorite toys was a common tableau in Victorian Momento Mori.

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Post Mortem Photography: Baby Nugent by Antique Photo Album, via Flickr

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Postmortem portrait of a girl, ca.1900.

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The Skull Illusion - a morbid curiosity...

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a lost baby

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VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: March 2011

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A mid-twentieth century snapshot showing an infant in a white coffin lying in the snow.

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Paul Frecker - Nineteenth Century Photography

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