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Postmortem young lady, holding a yellow rose (symbolizes peace)

Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos

Victorian mourning tradition was the post mortem photo. These are regarded by most people today to be morbid, yet they were quite common


Darwin described this as 'agony, torture, and fright'. Today's audience described this as 'angry/shocked'


Top 20 des photos post-mortem, l’art de faire des chouettes photos avec des cadavres


Momento Mori, Kid Photos, Death, Kid Pics, Memento Mori, Infant Photos, Children Pictures

A dead woman surrounded by her family. ca.1875. Later in the 19th century and early 20th century photographing the body in the coffin became commonplace. Earlier photos usually portrayed the body as sleeping or, like this photo, alive.

Pictures in Time: Stiff Pose: Victorian Postmortem photography