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Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849 - post mortem photo

Creepy Post-Mortem Photos From The Victorian Era - Edgar Allen Poe post-mortem. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery to this day.

Edwardian lady with a camera.  This picture tickles me for some reason. : )

I Stopped Time: Stereo camera / Dark Roasted Blend: Anything for the Perfect Shot!

FAKE: That the mother was dead. FACT: The "hidden mother" was draped so she could hold and/or keep her kids calm and still. The children's photos would be cropped and matted separately and it was best if "pieces" of mom weren't in the background.

Victorian Death Photos

A Victorian "hidden mother' memento mori / post mortem photo / photograph. In the Victorian Era, women holding infants were often covered; because the photograph is meant to be cropped to show only the infant.

Hidden mothers was a common way of photographing young children.  It looks Creepy

Century Hidden Mother Photograph- the Right Way. "Old photos where mama is covered up like a ghost to keep the focus on the kids.

“Hidden Mother” was a 19th century portrait trend where mothers, who were basically dressed a “ghost,” would hold their young children still while being photographed.

The Invisible Mother. This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image.


Introducción a la fotografía post mortem.

I love post mortem photography, the last sweet image of of a life. (Of course she died on my birthday, 97 years before I was born.