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Postmortem photo: ca. [portrait of a mother and her dead child] via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby, courtesy of the Strong Museum

ca. 1850, [post mortem portrait of a woman]

Simply beautiful, like all of Tuesday Johnson’s posts. tuesday-johnson: ca. [post mortem portrait of a woman] via the Musée d’Orsay

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Victorian Post Mortem Photos | Victorian Post Mortem- dog

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

"Three in one casket"   1894 : Emil, Mary, and baby Anna Keller.   Mary Keller shot her husband and child, then committed suicide in Auburn, New York. Mary was suffering from mental illness and her husband was very devoted to her till the end.  It's sad, but I can't help but admire the beauty of this photo

Post-Mortem photography was highly common during the Victorian Era, as loved ones desired to have photos to remember the deceased by. Sometimes, these photos included both the deceased and the living.

Los niños, en estos casos, solían mostrarse reposando en un sofá o una cuna, a menudo junto a su juguete favorito u otro juguete, y tampoco era raro que aparecieran junto a uno o varios miembros de la familia, siendo lo más frecuente que apareciera en brazos de la madre.

***Trigger Warning: This post contains numerous post-mortem photos of children***Via Wikipedia:Post-mortem photography was very common in the nineteenth century when "death occurred in the home and was quite an ordinary part of life.