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peaceful....often pictures were taken of the deceased because that would be the only picture people had back in that time to remember the person.

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Who else is freaked out by this photo....the caption says "Talking to the dead is always nice. What about the forlorn forgotten? Wouldn't that be nice! "

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In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”. ”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.Soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones. (Girl standing is a corpse).

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