There’s more to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
Visit site
  • Shauna Browne

    Postmortem photography- behind the scenes. Victorian era.

  • Time RaspBerry

    "Memento Mori" Victorian Post-Mortem Photography... La práctica consistía en vestir el cadáver con sus ropas personales y participarlo de un último retrato grupal, con sus compañeros, familiares, amigos... La fotografía mortuoria no era considerada morbosa, debido a la ideología social de la época del Romanticismo. En dicho período se tenía una visión nostálgica de los temas medievales y se concebía la muerte con un aire mucho más sentimental, llegando algunos a verla como un privilegio...

  • Jenni Shaw

    Behind the scenes momento mori photo shoot

  • Andrea P

    Pictures in Time: Stiff Pose: Victorian Postmortem photography.

  • Victoria Rodon

    Post mortem photo session 1800's

Related Pins

The Widow, Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1862 "A. A. Baldwin, Photographer, Rooms over Post Office, Ludlow, Vt."

Post Mortem Photography: sometimes they let the eyes open to let the deceased look alive. You can easily see there is no life in those eyes. Via Flickr.

Standing post mortems are an urban legend. Stands were used to steady people for long exposure times used in photography at that time. It's impossible to prop up a dead person in this fashion! The stand couldn't hold up that much 'dead weight', the mouth would hang open, and the head and limbs would flop down. Could a person even hold up a dead child and have her look natural? No, and a stand can't do it either!

This was said to be a postmortem. However, a base was used to steady a living person, not to prop up a dead person. Source: Wikipedia.

Sisters... and a reminder to me to go stalk Karen W's pinboard for some gorgeous finds! :)

Victorian post mortem photo( People will come for me. I know someone father chose will be here shortly. Must be a stranger in these parts because the sun has lowered as if to the ground an as impatience

awww....even the dog victorian-post-mortem-photography-dogs-terrier-cushion-chair ...

Her intense gaze and the beautiful doll both help make this Victorian portrait an especially memorable one. 1800s

It seems unthinkable to us today, but in many cases parents were only able to find the money to photograph their children after they had passed away. These photos may have been the only images they had of their sweet babies. These two little girls are beautiful...