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The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

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The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

This elderly woman has often been tagged as being deceased. She was not, although her eyes may have been altered a bit.

I wonder if both father and child are deceased. His hands don’t seem to be holding the child, just placed there. He could be alive... but his hands look awkward.

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The little girl in the chair is not dead, though she is definitely bored or tired due to the long photo process. There is nothing to indicate that she has passed, and it would be impossible to pose a dead body in this fashion.