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    Strange 1860 tintype of women with spoons on their back

    Boston Fire. 1976 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, Stanley J. Forman

    ca. 1860, [daguerreotype portrait of a woman looking into mirror]

    Before their burial, the deceased would be photographed in their best clothes and 'posing' (propped up) with their living relatives. In some instances, eyes were painted onto the closed eyelids of the deceased to make them appear alive. In Victorian times when photographs were rare, this might be the only photo the family had of their dearly departed.

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    This is Amazing! It's also a rareity. I'm always on the lookout for African/African Americans, in Historical Fashion/Costumes!!! I'm glad I have this photograph now!! It's Beautiful!!!:-)!!!

    19th century gown for deep mourning.

    Tom Thumb, full-length portrait, facing front, standing on table.

    Rebecca mixed race ancestry. "White" Slaves

    ca. 1860-80’s, [portrait of a woman in mourning]

    ~the evils men do...At the young age of 11, Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. Age (on discharge): 11 Height: 4.3 Hair: Red Eyes: Dark Blue Place of Birth: Durham Status: Single These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873.


    victorian headless portraits

    Her picture taken after death, look closely you can see the stand holds her up. When a loved one died the Victorians were presented with an opportunity to imortalise their beloved in a way that was previously impossible: they could photograph them. Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.

    Votes For Women! Turn of the Century Photo of the Women Suffrage Association

    Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other. Myrtle died on May 6, 1928.

    This was originally labeled "Post mortem." Post mortem . . . doll? The little girl looks pretty alive to me. Strange photo, though.

    Hidden Mothers: Seventeen 19th Century Baby Portraits

    bellecs: Edwardian Gown, 1900s.