victorian post-mortem photography

victorian post-mortem photography -This is Prince Albert Victor of Wales. He died at age 28 so this def. not postmortem-

This one is a bit borderline, but because he is holding up his own head and is looking with bright and focused eyes, I'm betting he was alive.  Comments?

This one is a bit borderline, but because he is holding up his own head and is looking with bright and focused eyes, I'm betting he was alive.

mdolla: Stiff Pose Victorian Postmortem photography (140 Pics)

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

Leprosy, 1867 - This photograph taken by ophthalmologist A. de Montméja in 1867 was published in French dermatologist Alfred Hardy 1868 text Clinique photographique de l’hopital Saint-Louis. Leprosy a disease misunderstood and dreaded for centuries was found to be caused by a bacterium in 1871 by Norwegian physician Gerhard Hansen. It was the first disease to be proven to be caused by bacteria. The condition is slowly progressive condition with several forms.

LEPROSY, 1867 This photograph taken by ophthalmologist A. de Montméja in

Little girl and her doll.

post mortem photography -- big business in the Victorian age

Communards (members and supporters of the 1871 Paris Commune) in coffins. Roughly 20,000 were executed in one week

Post with 12201 views. Communards (members and supporters of the 1871 Paris Commune) in coffins. Roughly were executed in one week, Paris France, May

More-hidden-mothers-in-victorian-photography-post-mortem

Hidden Mother Victorian Photographs, for formal baby photos, the mother would hide under some cloth/blanket or rug and hold her baby still for the photographer, creepy! via Hidden Mother: Tintypes and Cabinets group.

Before their burial, the deceased would be photographed in their best clothes and 'posing' (propped up) with their living relatives. In some instances, eyes were painted onto the closed eyelids of the deceased to make them appear alive. In Victorian times when photographs were rare, this might be the only photo the family had of their dearly departed.

Victorian death photo so crazy!

c1860s Post Mortem Ambrotype Photo // Mother in Black Holding Dead Child. $185.00, via Etsy.

c1860s Post Mortem Ambrotype Photo // Mother in Black Holding Dead Child

Post Mortem Ambrotype Photo // Mother in Mourning Holding Deceased Child.

Victorian Postmortem photography. Sometimes these are so good I can't tell who is dead.

Although some say this baby is dead, it actually has a dark ribbon pinned to it because a relative has passed away. It also looks like the mother may be in mourning.

Post-mortem postcard...beautiful lighting.

Post mortem postcard with beautiful lighting. Precious baby with hands folded neatly together.

An End Before a Beginning, Post-Mortem Scottish Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1872 #vintage #photography #postmortem

CDV carte de visite of a mother and her dead child post mortem death

<b>This Victorian-era mourning tradition is fascinating.</b> Warning: Pictures of dead people ahead.

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The . so creepy, yet fascinating!

Post mortem picture.  Child on left has died and family takes a last picture to remember her. Very well accepted tradition in the 1800s.    memento mori, with sister

These victorian post-mortem pictures really give you the creeps

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Typically, a post-mortem photograph depicted the dead person in a peaceful state of repose, as in a blissful deep sleep. But some of these post-mortem photos went further. Sometimes they liked to pose the deceased as if he/she was living:

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