Incredibly, this young woman is dead, his body being supported by wood behind their clothing, allowing a virtually natural pose.

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

Sauk Indian family, full-length portrait taken by F.A. Rinehart, in Omaha, Nebraska, January 3 1899.

Sauk Indian Family

Sauk Indian family, full-length portrait taken by F. Rinehart, in Omaha, Nebraska, January 3 Akenaten Bluehorse

Memento Mori - both ladies are deceased

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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Elizabeth II And Mother. Young Princess Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) UK with her mother Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon) UK, future Queen Mother. Both wearing shoulder tassels around their shoulders.

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.

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.

This is not postmortem.  It is a photo taken by Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland".  He took many photos of children. Carroll took fewer pictures of boys, such as this 1876 photograph of Brook and Hugh Kitchin. Collection of Prentice and Paul Sack   See: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/In-the-eye-of-the-beholder-Lewis-Carroll-2815012.php#photo-2213957

Post mortem of young boy, probably the older brother of the other boy standing beside the chair.

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