Example of a postmortem photo where eyes have been painted onto the girls eyelids so it appears her eyes are open and that she is alert.
Mother and child - Southworth and Hawes, Boston, 1850s
Photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910... The woman on the left is deceased while the woman on the right looks to be holding her. They look to be sisters. This is a beautiful picture though.
Girl in the Woods with Apparition (right side)