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Little Girl Sitting

Little Girl Sitting

Deceased child. Looks to have been ill for awhile

Deceased child. Looks to have been ill for awhile

13.) In this photograph, the girl standing in the middle is the deceased. The photographer attempted to make her look more alive by drawing on her pupils.

13.) In this photograph, the girl standing in the middle is the deceased. The photographer attempted to make her look more alive by drawing on her pupils.

An authentic postcard showing two sisters laid out in matching coffins. An inked inscription verso in a fine period hand identifies the girls as Claudia Severine Groth / Born Sept. 30, 1908 / Died Feb. 20, 1911 and Millie Cecelia / Born Dec. 25, 1910 / Died Feb. 21, 1911

An authentic postcard showing two sisters laid out in matching coffins. An inked inscription verso in a fine period hand identifies the girls as Claudia Severine Groth / Born Sept. 30, 1908 / Died Feb. 20, 1911 and Millie Cecelia / Born Dec. 25, 1910 / Died Feb. 21, 1911

la mamma e giovane figlia morta

la mamma e giovane figlia morta

Sleeping Beauty Post-Mortem Photography | Sleeping beauty in sepia 1890

Sleeping Beauty Post-Mortem Photography | Sleeping beauty in sepia 1890

21 Fotografie Macabre Con I Defunti Dell’Era Vittoriana. Inquietanti

21 Fotografie Macabre Con I Defunti Dell’Era Vittoriana. Inquietanti

c.1860 Prodigal Daughter: "Look, here comes the Prodigal Son, Fetch him a tall glass of water! But there's nothing but shame on the family name, Left for the Prodigal Daughter..."  (a great song by Michelle Shocked, on her "Arkansas Traveler" album)

c.1860 Prodigal Daughter: "Look, here comes the Prodigal Son, Fetch him a tall glass of water! But there's nothing but shame on the family name, Left for the Prodigal Daughter..." (a great song by Michelle Shocked, on her "Arkansas Traveler" album)

21 Fotografie Post-Mortem dell'epoca Vittoriana 09

21 Fotografie Post-Mortem dell'epoca Vittoriana 09

It was common practice to pose the deceased (especially children) for one last rememberance photo.  Our relationship to/towards the dead has changed so much that this seems absolutely horrifying.  This picture is the stuff of nightmares for many.

It was common practice to pose the deceased (especially children) for one last rememberance photo. Our relationship to/towards the dead has changed so much that this seems absolutely horrifying. This picture is the stuff of nightmares for many.

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