Her picture taken after death, look closely you can see the stand holds her up. When a loved one died the Victorians were presented with an opportunity to imortalise their beloved in a way that was previously impossible: they could photograph them. Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.
London Gypsies photographed by John Thomson in 1877 as part of a series entitled 'Street Life in London.' This photograph shows a friendly group gathered around a caravan belonging to one William Hampton. The woman seated on the steps, Mary Pradd, was murdered a few weeks after the photograph was taken.
Satchel Paige in his rocking chair, ca. 1952 St. Louis Browns pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige relaxing in his bullpen rocking chair during a game. Photograph, ca. 1952. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints. Sports. N22475.
Samuel Cupples Residence. 3673 West Pine Boulevard. St. Louis woodenware merchant Samuel Cupples (1831-1912) was a philanthorpist and mulitmillionaire. In 1888, Cupples had this house built as a monument to his success. Photograph by Lester Linck, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1973. Missouri History Museum
Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves