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Post-mortem photograph. King Ludwig II lying in state in the Hofkapelle (Court Chapel) of the Munich Residenz (photograph).

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I love that this post mortem photograph is so straightforward – no attempt has been made to pretty the situation up at all. The way the other boy (presumably his brother?) has his hand over that of the deceased child is so touching.

HM King Otto of Bavaria. Died: October 11, 1916, aged 68. Otta reigned but was unable to rule because of mental illness. His uncle and cousin acted as regent. Otto died unexpectedly due to a bowel obstruction. His remains were interred in the crypt of the Michaelskirche in Munich. Bavarian tradition called for the heart of the king to be placed in a silver urn and sent to the Gnadenkapelle in Altötting, beside those of his brother, father and grandfather.

H.M. King Ludwig II of Bavaria Seal

1860s Vintage Photograph of Children. the boy is deceased, you can see the stand behind him holding him up

Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551–1608)

HIM Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898) née Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria. (Sisi)

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Victorian Postmortem, one of the most interesting and unique post mortem photographs I've ever seen.

Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich (7.6.1869/2.5.1870) infant son of Emperor Alexander III. Alexander & Marie's 2nd child, 2nd son +younger brother of future Emperor Nicholas II. He died of meningitis in 1870. He was posthumously photographed to remember him, therefore it is likely this is the only existing photograph of Grand Duke Alexander on his bier.

General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.  General Jackson's wife, Mary Anna, stated that she felt this photograph was the best likeness to her husband that was ever captured on film.

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Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: "...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

Queen Victoria turns round to see why her daughter-in-law has lagged behind, photograph by the Princess of Wales at Abergeldie, 1889

The Peacock Throne in the Linderhof Palace of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Germany.

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Little African-American Girl with Doll ~ Victorian era (so interesting that the doll got the best seat!)

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An ascetic with a metal grid welded around his neck so that he can never lie down; late 1800s

Elizabeth Amadas (died 1532) was a lady at the royal court of King Henry VIII of England who was accused of treason. She had described Anne Boleyn as a harlot, and said that she should be burnt. She also said that the King, by setting aside Katherine of Aragon for a younger woman, was encouraging the men of England to do the same. She later was released but didn´t recover her position at court. She was also the target of the Kings relentless advances, but never stated if she gave in.