Creepy Post-Mortem Photos From The Victorian Era . A photo postcard showing a dead nun in Palermo, Sicily.
Framing thoughts: Death Portraits
***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.
Post mortem photography: Little Esther Mae Carter, daughter of M.
[post mortem daguerreotype portrait of woman enveloped in black], Matthew Brady via Be-Hold, from Invaluable Auctions