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The look on the poor mothers face.  It looks like the child died in some sort of accident. Face badly marked.

The look on the poor mothers face. It looks like the child died in some sort of accident. Face badly marked.

19th century American Daguerreotype: Dead Baby on a Sofa    http://www.flickriver.com/photos/20939975@N04/tags/daguerreotype/

19th century American Daguerreotype: Dead Baby on a Sofa http://www.flickriver.com/photos/20939975@N04/tags/daguerreotype/

Little Drummer Girl  A Posthumous Mourning Portrait, Sarah A. Lawrence of 119 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, Albany County, New York, Daguerreotype, Tinted, circa 1847

Little Drummer Girl A Posthumous Mourning Portrait, Sarah A. Lawrence of 119 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, Albany County, New York, Daguerreotype, Tinted, circa 1847

ca. 1845, [portrait of a gentleman holding his dead wife] Post-Mortem. Photography was very populat 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.

ca. 1845, [portrait of a gentleman holding his dead wife] Post-Mortem. Photography was very populat 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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