I believe both are deceased.  The baby is obvious but the fathers hands don't seem to be really holding the baby and his face looks...well frozen.

I believe both are deceased. The baby is obvious but the fathers hands don't seem to be really holding the baby and his face looks...well frozen.

1860's twin girls with matching off-the shoulder dresses, necklaces, and ringlets.  Such an endearing picture.

1860's twin girls with matching off-the shoulder dresses, necklaces, and ringlets. Such an endearing picture.

Fotografías post-mortem de la era victoriana (Apto) - Taringa!

Fotografías post-mortem de la era victoriana (Apto)

Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

Memento Mori: How Victorian Mourning Photography Immortalised Loved Ones After…

Memento Mori: How Victorian Mourning Photography Immortalised Loved Ones After Death (PICTURES)

Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s.A murdered family:makes me believe in reincarnation.

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s.A murdered family:makes me believe in reincarnation.

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

Two ladies in deep mourning. Every item they wore would be black & there would be no jewellery except for a wedding ring. ~M x

Two ladies in deep mourning. Every item they wore would be black & there would be no jewellery except for a wedding ring. ~M x

Creepy Old Vintage Photos~ two scary sisters with waist long hair standing on porch

30 Creepy Photos That Will Haunt Your Soul

Creepy Old Vintage Photos~ two scary sisters with waist long hair standing on porch

{ The Seventh Cloud }: Post-mortem photography : The art of immortalizing Pt. 3…

{ The Seventh Cloud }: Post-mortem photography : The art of immortalizing Pt. 3…

Here's another post-mortem picture of a little girl& her doll. There's a stand behind her holding her up.

Here's another post-mortem picture of a little girl& her doll. There's a stand behind her holding her up.

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