Post mortem photography

Victorian mourning tradition was the post mortem photo. These are regarded by most people today to be morbid, yet they were quite common

ghosts of dead children, or children haunted the dead?

Old photos of little kids are creepy. Even more so when you've got Freddy Krueger photoboming in the background.

The Migration of Pictures after Death (26 pics)

Pretty sure the man is dead also(hand placement) mdolla: Stiff Pose Victorian Postmortem photography Pics)

The Strangest Tradition of the Victorian Era: Post-Mortem Photography

The Strangest Tradition of the Victorian Era: Post-Mortem Photography

post-mortem photography: looks as though they are holding up their dead older brother

Last pinner says: "post-mortem photography: looks as though they are holding up their dead older brother" I call bullshit! All were alive. The kid in the middle clearly has a possible odd disease or some such thing though.

An ascetic with a metal grid welded around his neck so that he can never lie down; late 1800s (more interesting photos of Hindu ascetics here).

"An ascetic is a person who deprives themselves of physical pleasure for religious reasons. This ascetic has welded a metal grid around his neck to prevent himself from lying down. Dated to around the late

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.

i neonato morto e mamma post mortem

Imagine how difficult it must have been to pose with a dead loved one. At the time, the photography process was slow and you could not move while the photo was being taken.

This is not postmortem.  It is a photo taken by Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland".  He took many photos of children. Carroll took fewer pictures of boys, such as this 1876 photograph of Brook and Hugh Kitchin. Collection of Prentice and Paul Sack   See: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/In-the-eye-of-the-beholder-Lewis-Carroll-2815012.php#photo-2213957

Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was…

A partially covered person is to the dead girl's left and is helping to hold her upright for the photo (same child as in the wheelchair photo here).  ca. 1865, memento mori

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone.

Post-Mortem (Yes....Post...) portrait of a young woman, c. 1890.

I suspect this is a Pre Mortem photo of a dying girl, circa The rose with a broken stem is symbolic of a young life cut short.

Interesting pictures.

36 rare photographs of history. Some of the most haunting, impossible to look away, unable to avoid tearing up, pictures I have ever seen.

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