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    • Cat Bee

      Postmortem photo: Man Holding Dead Wife, 'Till Death Do Us Part,' Daguerreotype circa 1845 [In era when few portraits were taken, a post-mortem photo might be the only chance to capture a likeness.]

    • ᐊᐣᑫᓬᐊ Angela DG 안젤라

      These types of photos are just, portrait of a gentleman holding his dead wife post mortem. Photography was very popular during the Victorian era. Often living relatives will appear in the photograph with them. The most common kind of post mortem is mother holding a deceased child.

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