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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.

Murder Bottles poisoned many babies in Victorian Times

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

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George was forced by his parents to dress up as his deceased twin sister and the basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death".

Myrtle Corbin was known far and wide in the late nineteenth century as the Four-Legged Woman. While at a glance one could plainly see four legs dangling beyond the hem of her dress – only one pair belonged to her, the other set to her dipygus twin sister. Born in Lincoln County, TN in 1868, …

Myrtle Corbin was known far and wide in the late nineteenth century as the Four-Legged Woman. While at a glance one could plainly see four legs dangling beyond the hem of her dress – only one pair belonged to her, the other set to her dipygus twin sister.

Among these tales one of the most tragically gruesome is that of Little Violette whose name rings through infamy, forever associated with the epithet “The Zombie Child.”

Among these tales one of the most tragically gruesome is that of Little Violette whose name rings through infamy, forever associated with the epithet “The Zombie Child.

This mother doesn't seem very distraught. Notice the way she is just laid out over her lap.

This is a post mortem picture with her daughter, you think she would maybe express her anguish in her eyes not happiness to be taking a photo.

POLAND. 1948. Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard.

This photo is of Poland in 1948 of Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard. ~Kat Well this isnt creepy ~Kit

In the Victorian era (1837-1901), in most of Europe and America, photographing the dead was common practice; an expensive service provided by photographers as a special way for families to preserve the memory of their loved ones.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

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.

Memento Mori Photographs | Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos / ca. 1850

Woman and Child Sitting on the Floor by a Music Box, ca. 1850 Albert Sands Southworth (American, West Fairlee, Vermont Charlestown, Massachusetts) From the Met

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