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I don't think this is a post mortem photograph. The pose though is very awkward with his leg up which probably accounts for the pained look on his face.

The look on the poor mothers face.  It looks like the child died in some sort of accident. Face badly marked.

The look on the poor mothers face. It looks like the child died in some sort of accident. Face badly marked.

Victorian Era Post-Mortem Photography: Woman with her dead child-with her eyes painted on. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for…

Victorian Era Post-Mortem Photography: Woman with her dead child-with her eyes painted on. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for…

One of the first parts of the body to deteriorate after death are the eyes and many photographers became experts at painting false eyes on to closed eye lids. Some photographers were more skilled than others at this macabre task.

One of the first parts of the body to deteriorate after death are the eyes and many photographers became experts at painting false eyes on to closed eye lids. Some photographers were more skilled than others at this macabre task.

1854 Ambrotype in Full Union Case Poss Post Mortem Dead Antique Old Tin Type | eBay

1854 Ambrotype in Full Union Case Poss Post Mortem Dead Antique Old Tin Type | eBay

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

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