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A real photo postcard showing two sisters laid out in matching coffins. An inked inscription verso in a fine period hand identifies the girls as Claudia Severine Groth / Born Sept. 30, 1908 / Died Feb. 20, 1911 and Millie Cecelia / Born Dec. 25, 1910 / Died Feb. 21, 1911. Underneath this the inscription identifies their mother, Mrs E. O. Groth / Enderlin / N. Dak.

A real photo postcard showing two sisters laid out in matching coffins. An inked inscription verso in a fine period hand identifies the girls as Claudia Severine Groth / Born Sept. 30, 1908 / Died Feb. 20, 1911 and Millie Cecelia / Born Dec. 25, 1910 / Died Feb. 21, 1911. Underneath this the inscription identifies their mother, Mrs E. O. Groth / Enderlin / N. Dak.

This might seem like an ordinary picture of twins in Victorian times...Perhaps the fellow on the right has fallen asleep mid-photo? Nope. I'm afraid not.

This might seem like an ordinary picture of twins in Victorian times...Perhaps the fellow on the right has fallen asleep mid-photo? Nope. I'm afraid not.

#victorian #death #photos (pretty sure both dead) Memento Mori ("Remember your Mortality" in Latin) Death Photo. Victorian Era

#victorian #death #photos (pretty sure both dead) Memento Mori ("Remember your Mortality" in Latin) Death Photo. Victorian Era

Victorian Postmortem, one of the most interesting and unique post mortem photographs I've ever seen.

Victorian Postmortem, one of the most interesting and unique post mortem photographs I've ever seen.

Girl with decompostion. Many times the photographer was not immediately available. (This would be an unfortunate permanent reminder of the deceased..)

Girl with decompostion. Many times the photographer was not immediately available. (This would be an unfortunate permanent reminder of the deceased..)

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