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Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.

19 Bejeweled Skeletons That'll Blow Your Mind

St. Leontius (Muri, Switzerland) | “One of the most famous of the jewelled skeletons, he was a popular healing saint, and his relic was said to even have the power to raise dead children.”