Mrs. Maxwell    A sample from our "Mourning and Memorial" section: Mrs. Catharine Maxwell in half-mourning. Daguerreotype, c.1853.

Mrs. Maxwell A sample from our "Mourning and Memorial" section: Mrs. Catharine Maxwell in half-mourning. Daguerreotype, c.1853.

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abinferis:    …The effect of life was sometimes enhanced by either propping the subject’s eyes open or painting pupils onto the photographic print, and many early images have a rosy tint added to the cheeks of the corpse.    As interesting as it is, I haven’t posted much about post-mortem photography before, just because its EVERYWHERE, but this image is particularly haunting!

abinferis: …The effect of life was sometimes enhanced by either propping the subject’s eyes open or painting pupils onto the photographic print, and many early images have a rosy tint added to the cheeks of the corpse. As interesting as it is, I haven’t posted much about post-mortem photography before, just because its EVERYWHERE, but this image is particularly haunting!

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Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s | Beginning in the mid-1800s, post-mortem photography (or memento mori) was a popular way to…

Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s | Beginning in the mid-1800s, post-mortem photography (or memento mori) was a popular way to…

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victorian post mortem pets | victorian post mortem photography dogs terrier cushion chair ...
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The little man in the picture is John Patrick Gallagher of Beaver Falls, PA, who was sadly hit and killed by a street car in 1908. His family came to the United States from County Donegal, Ireland, by way of Scotland.

The little man in the picture is John Patrick Gallagher of Beaver Falls, PA, who was sadly hit and killed by a street car in 1908. His family came to the United States from County Donegal, Ireland, by way of Scotland.

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