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In the Victorian era 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.

Photos from Murder Scenes in Turn-of-the-Century Paris | VICE | United States

Photos from Murder Scenes in Turn-of-the-Century Paris

Jules Jacques Schoenën, age lived with his parents at 7 rue Caillé before being murdered by a on February He was found with his hands tied, his jacket pierced and his shirt stained with dried blood. This case is one of the first to be photographed.

Girl with decompostion. Many times the photographer was not immediately available. (This would be an unfortunate permanent reminder of the deceased..)

Girl with decomposition, post-mortem. Many times the photographer was not immediately available.

A series of photos of a woman committing suicide by jumping out her window. The photographer and date is unknown.

A series of photos of a woman committing suicide by jumping out her window. The photographer and date is unknown.

Beyond the Dark Veil – beautifully macabre collection of Victorian post-mortem photography - Boing Boing

Beyond the Dark Veil – beautifully macabre collection of Victorian post-mortem photography - Boing Boing

Tar and feathered

Tar and Feather Victim .OMG In a typical tar-and-feathers attack, the mob's…

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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".

What a breathtaking photo.  You can feel the emotion here.... ca. 1854, post mortem daguerreotype

I have always thought this was a mourning image, but now I am starting to wonder is this child is really just sleeping. Mother with Possibly Deceased Infant, Daguerreotype, "Taken September Child was 28 days old.

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.

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