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post mortem photography from Norway - circa 1910-1920

post mortem photography from Norway - circa

<b>This Victorian-era mourning tradition is fascinating.</b> Warning: Pictures of dead people ahead.

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

I have to say this is one of the beautiful post Mortem photos I have seen yet.    Photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910... The woman on the left is deceased while the woman on the right looks to be holding her. They look to be sisters. This is a beautiful picture though.

Untitled, [Two Women Under a Tree], 1910 (Alice Boughton) From Truth Beauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, photos from the George Eastman House at the Phillips Collection,

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Typically, a post-mortem photograph depicted the dead person in a peaceful state of repose, as in a blissful deep sleep. But some of these post-mortem photos went further. Sometimes they liked to pose the deceased as if he/she was living:

2 handsome gentlemen - one with a stand behind to make him stand straight - it took forever to have a photo taken

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Memento Mori: How Victorian Mourning Photography Immortalised Loved Ones After…

Memento Mori: How Victorian Mourning Photography Immortalised Loved Ones After Death (PICTURES)

The peculiar and morbid Victorian mourning traditions and post-mortem photography – despite the worry of being buried alive, people were comfortable with death

Family photo....Father is holding deceased child. ^ This was actually very common back then. When a child family member passed on, they took one last family photo together, including the dead child.

Curious History : Victorian Death Portraiture

Father is holding deceased child: this was a legitimate practice called "Post Mortem photography". It was a booming business in the western world from circa - How very sad.

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an example of the stands they would use to hold up the dead people while they took the photo

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

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