Mara Bertero
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Just guessing ... memento mori photo (??). When photography was uncommon, bereaved relatives would often have just *one* image to remember their loved ones by. Arranging for a professional photographer sometimes took longer than was desirable and some photos would include painted on eyes (clearly, from this photo, some better executed than others). The deceased were also often posed, using stands and props, as though they were still alive.

Just guessing ... memento mori photo (??). When photography was uncommon, bereaved relatives would often have just *one* image to remember their loved ones by. Arranging for a professional photographer sometimes took longer than was desirable and some photos would include painted on eyes (clearly, from this photo, some better executed than others). The deceased were also often posed, using stands and props, as though they were still alive.

Hartford circus fire -  Little Miss 1565 The best-known victim of the circus fire was a young blonde girl wearing a white dress. She is known only as "Little Miss 1565", named after the number assigned to her body at the city's makeshift morgue. Oddly well preserved even after her death, her face has become arguably the most familiar image of the fire.

Hartford circus fire - Little Miss 1565 The best-known victim of the circus fire was a young blonde girl wearing a white dress. She is known only as "Little Miss 1565", named after the number assigned to her body at the city's makeshift morgue. Oddly well preserved even after her death, her face has become arguably the most familiar image of the fire.

Father of Charles Phillip Ingalls

Father of Charles Phillip Ingalls

Toni Frissel        Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, 1945

Toni Frissel Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, 1945

Young Jewish girl inmate of the Jasenovac concentration camp. Established by the Ustatshe pro-Nazi Croatian regime, Jasenovac was "notorious for its barbaric practices and the large number of victims". In Jasenovac, the majority of victims were ethnic Serbs, along with Jews and Roma people.

Young Jewish girl inmate of the Jasenovac concentration camp. Established by the Ustatshe pro-Nazi Croatian regime, Jasenovac was "notorious for its barbaric practices and the large number of victims". In Jasenovac, the majority of victims were ethnic Serbs, along with Jews and Roma people.

Nazi Human Decompression Experiment - BE034531 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

Nazi Human Decompression Experiment - BE034531 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

My guess is a tragic accident. The dent is shaped like a tool.

My guess is a tragic accident. The dent is shaped like a tool.

Deprived: Mrs T and her family of five, including her child pictured in this photograph in May 1969, lived in a decaying terraced house owned by a steelworks in Sheffield. They had no gas, no electricity, no hot water, no bathroom and no bathroom. Mrs T's cooking was done on the fire in the living room

Deprived: Mrs T and her family of five, including her child pictured in this photograph in May 1969, lived in a decaying terraced house owned by a steelworks in Sheffield. They had no gas, no electricity, no hot water, no bathroom and no bathroom. Mrs T's cooking was done on the fire in the living room

Portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, the Whitechapel Mission. Founded in 1876, the Institute offered a home to young men who had been involved in petty criminal activity, rehabilitating them through working at the Mission which tended to the poor and needy in Whitechapel. Once a lad had proved himself, he was able to seek independent employment with the support and recommendation of the Institute.

Portraits taken around 1900 at the Working Lads Institute, the Whitechapel Mission. Founded in 1876, the Institute offered a home to young men who had been involved in petty criminal activity, rehabilitating them through working at the Mission which tended to the poor and needy in Whitechapel. Once a lad had proved himself, he was able to seek independent employment with the support and recommendation of the Institute.

I dreamed I was a poor poor beggar girl...

I dreamed I was a poor poor beggar girl...