I have to say this is one of the beautiful post Mortem photos I have seen yet. 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.
The poignant inscription on the reverse of this French carte makes it clear that the little boy is not actually dead yet, but is in the process of dying. The inked inscription reads 'Raymond / mourant à 4 ans' [Raymond / dying at the age of 4]. Somehow there is an ocean of sadness in that present participle. The name of the photographer is Malet and the photograph was taken at Tournon.
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian actor, who is best known for playing the character Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
Little boy with his teddy bear. Another English post mortem portrait that seeks to soften the reality of death. The photographer is W. A. Brown and Son, with two studios in London and one in Manchester.