Mother with deceased child. The grief in her face is so sad Photos were very expensive so the family and friends would pool their money so they would have the photo to remember the child. these type of photos were called Memento Mori.
Victorian mourning photo. (Child on floor is deceased.) Photography was very costly at the time and this is probably the only photo the family would have of the child. Death or mourning photos were a common custom in Vctorian times.