In 1820, Martin Fugate and his wife Elizabeth Smith moved onto the banks of Troublesome Creek, a beautiful area in Appalachian Kentucky. There is no official recording as to whether Martin was actually blue, but he and his wife both carried a recessive gene that would turn their son Zachariah Fugate a startling blue color. Martin and Elizabeth had seven children: four of them were blue. Since the gene causing the blue coloration is recessive, the family had a 25% chance of having a blue…

Blue People in Kentucky: The True Story of the Fugate Family with Blue Skin

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

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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Some pinners say memento mori, but I don't think so. The stand/brace seen behind him is not indicative of a post mortem photograph, despite what you might read on many similar pins.

VIRGINIA TIGHE / BRIDEY MURPHY   Perhaps the most famous case of past life recall is that of Virginia Tighe who recalled her past life as Bridey Murphy. Virginia was the wife of a Virginia businessman in Pueblo, Colorado. While under hypnosis in 1952, she told Morey Bernstein, her therapist, that over 100 years ago she was an Irish woman named Bridget Murphy who went by the nickname of Bridey. During their sessions together, Bernstein marveled at detailed conversations with Bridey, who spoke…

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not so beautiful..a victorian dead woman..makes me think Walking Dead

The advent of photography in the Victorian era provided an affordable alternative to expensive painted portraits. Grieving families hired post-mortem photographers to capture what was likely to be the only image they had to remember the deceased by.

Victorian post mortem photo( People will come for   me. I know someone father chose will be here  shortly. Must be  a stranger in these parts  because the sun has lowered as if to the ground an as  impatience

POST MORTEM (Paul Frecker collection) - A glossy gelating silver print probably dating from the second quarter of the twentieth century. A pencilled inscription on the reverse of the mount reads Sister Clara's daughter / Astrid Lindholm / in Sweden.

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