Pinterest • The world’s catalog of images

Post-mortem (both children are deceased), 1920s-1930s. So rare to see these pictures taken in the 20th century. It somehow makes them more heartwrenching, if that were possible.

4

spetrude

spelingchamp.blogspot.com

Before their burial, the deceased would be photographed in their best clothes and 'posing' (propped up) with their living relatives. In some instances, eyes were painted onto the closed eyelids of the deceased to make them appear alive. In Victorian times when photographs were rare, this might be the only photo the family had of their dearly departed.

Pinned from

grabberwocky.com

Victorian postmortem photography

8
1

Pinned from

img0.liveinternet.ru

Portrait of a patient, Surrey County Asylum

1

Pinned from

flickr.com

BuzzFeedfrom BuzzFeed

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

Haunting Post-Mortem Photograph From The 1800s

3
1

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

buzzfeed.com

post mortem..the parents,look at their hands..

7
1
1

Pinned from

etsy.com

post-mortem photography

1
1
1

Pinned from

flickr.com

The awkward positioning of this woman suggest post-mortem, even though her eyes are clearly open.

1

Pinned from

identicaleye.blogspot.com

Post Mortem Photography -

1
1

ITT: Post Mortem Photography - Bodybuilding.com Forums

forum.bodybuilding.com

children is this a momento mori? The little one leaning against the mom doesn't look quite right?!

3
3

Pinned from

flickr.com

Unknown

1

Pinned from

facebook.com

little child in elaborate burial dress

5

Saved by

Pat Buchanan

Post Mortem Photo's

8
3

Home - My Plexus Products

pmedwards.myplexusproducts.com

Post-Mortem Mother and Child

6
2

Pinned from

metmuseum.org

Memento Mori - Photography -From the original poster, this is a confirmed post mortem image. Its unusual to see such injuries and very sad.

6
2

Pinned from

tumblr.com

Pinned from

sutured-infection.tumblr.com

T Magazinefrom T Magazine

Now Showing

momento mori

2

Now Showing | The Graceful Dead

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com

Maria Halloran Postmortem. Cabinet card, ca. 1890. Her eyes remind me of this woman's, though more sunken: www.flickr.com/photos/thanatosdotnet/2528971751/

2

Pinned from

flickr.com

Postmortem, 1877, The Netherlands

1

Pinned from

nies.liacs.nl

This is a beautiful postmortem photo. A little sleeping beauty with flowers placed in her hands and around her neck.

2
1

Pinned from

flickr.com

What an artistically composed photo this is of a woman and daughter documenting their mourning. Really impactful photo.

3

Pinned from

flickr.com

this is a photo of 2 sisters, the one on the left has passed away. This will be the last photo & memory of their loved one. Very common in Victorian days.You can see the look of despair as the sister on the right is literally holding her beloved sister up to create a natural photo. These photographs were called "Memento Mori"

3
7

Jordan Chesney | Filmmaker

theyroaredvintage.com

That poor women

2

Photo Detective with Maureen A. Taylor - Mother Hubbard

blog.familytreemagazine.com

Ornate framed memorial Post Mortem photo with human hair, shadow box. Remembrance cabinet card photograph circa 1885, by photographer Leon Huisman of Liege Belgium.

3

Pinned from

tias.com