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Bobby Kork An evenly split hermaphrodite, Bobby was male on the right and female on the left. Bobby also had a 50/50 split of genetalia. Apparantly much more masculine in personality and was well known for getting in fights with people who called him a freak. He died in the mid 1900s of food poisoning.

This is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen... too bad she's dead... :P

“Fast Asleep and Wide Awake” Advertisement card for the postmortem photography services of R. B. Whittaker, Liberty, New York, circa 1860.

Deceased child being held by his sad father. As the original pinner stated both subjects are dead, I ask: Please be aware that any subject looking directly at the camera is NOT dead. A cadaver cannot focus. The eyes are always aimless and unfocused. Even if the photographer put himself directly in line with where it appeared the corpse was 'looking' the result would still be dead eyes. This is why eyes were painted onto the photos (and that too is obvious) if a 'living' look was being…

Little boy being held up by posing stand... the girl is blurry which makes me believe she is alive due to her moving - The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the posers fixed and in position because of the time it took to take the photographs. The subject is placed in front of the camera. If necessary, the pose is held with the assistance of adjustable head rests, clamps and posing stands.

NOT A POSTMORTEM, in my opinion. I think this is a premortem. Of course, if you think about it, EVERY photo taken 100-plus years ago is a premortem…but I'm guessing this woman died not so long after this photo. But she doesn't at all look dead in this photo. Her left arm is grasping her son. Dead people DON'T grasp. Now, UNdead people grasp…but that's a whole different story, for another page…

Photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910... The woman on the left is deceased while the woman on the right looks to be holding her. They look to be sisters. This is a beautiful picture though.

Original Picture of Pocahontas | This famous Sedgeford portrait of Pocahontas and her son, Thomas Rolfe ...

Post mortem photography There are numerous pictures on this link. Beautiful ones. Heartbreaking ones..

Post mortem photography, 1865-75, sisters posed standing,1 deceased (on right), Pella Iowa

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17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s -- WHICH ONE IS FREAKIN' DEAD!?

A very "fresh" post mortem. Many times if death was expected shortly, a photographer would be sent for and be at the family's home just moments before or after death.