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The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography. Click on photo to read a brief history of this practice and view some, rather sad, examples. Very interesting custom.

This memento mori photo contains not a single deceased person, yet it feels more powerful than many of the post mortem images The stark simplicity is breathtaking. And that little boy’s determined face, wearing his father’s uniform cap

Genuinely creepy. POSSIBLE post mortem photo of the twin on the right. Stands were sometimes used to make the deceased seem alive. The R. Twins skin is discolored, the eyes are lifeless, arm hangs at his side and there's an unnatural leaning to his stance, whereas his brother has turned his head and is glancing up at him with trepidation. Live Siblings and surviving twins were often posed with their deceased siblings for post-mortem photos.

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The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography. whoa. one of the craziest things I've ever read. I did not know they did this.

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.

This was has a caption saying both mother and child are deceased. However, the mother is alive. Her left hand has a slight motion blur and she is sitting up straight and holding her own head up.