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    Two Women Under a Tree photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910

    This picture is disgusting. If that woman was dead because of losing her head -- it was sick. I wonder if they had her head remove from the picture because she was a step-mother? The dad looks like he may be post-mortem. This picture was plain weird, no matter what the reasoning behind it was.

    Post mortem

    Girls with dolls..the girl on the right is deceased.. was common to have photographs of deceased family members as photography was very expensive and this was a way to remember them

    A strikingly gorgeous unknown young woman from Queensland (circa 1884). #woman #beautiful #Australia #portrait #Victorian #1800s #vintage #19th_century

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    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.

    Rare to see the women hair down,death photo. The flowers were use to mask the odor of death

    memento mori ~ both children are deceased

    WWI, 1917

    Wow! Look at this! In 1881, Laura Ingalls had her portrait taken with sisters Carrie and Mary -- perhaps just before Mary went away to the School for the Blind. It was the first photograph they sat for. Ma and Pa saw it as a treasure and a remembrance, the three girls together.

    Photograph of woman and deceased child - 1865 (memento mori) so sad but so beautiful

    ...Her picture taken after death, look closely you can see the stand holds her up.

    portrait of a Mother and her daughters - all seven of them! 1912

    Very disturbing. Three sisters, ages 12, 10 and 8, murdered by their father and left in the woods. Pennsylvania, 1934.

    Fletcher Sutherland and his daughters, c. 1880s. In 1882 the Barnum and Bailey Circus signed a new act, called the Seven Sutherland Sisters. The girls (Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Mary, and Dora) ranged in age from 18 to 36. The climax of the act came when the sisters would turn in unison, letting their voluminous tresses (a collective total of 36½ feet of hair) spill down their backs.. The group made a fortune selling hair growth tonic and related products.

    from The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque

    Post Mortem Photography.....such a beautiful picture.

    What appear to be the mummified remains of a fairy have been discovered in the Derbyshire countryside. The 8inch remains complete with wings; skin, teeth and flowing red hair have been examined by anthropologists and forensic experts who can confirm that the body is genuine. X-rays of the fairy reveal an anatomically identical skeleton to that of a child.