Victorian post-mortem photographs

These photos of dead Victorians are seriously creepy

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

Fotografías post-mortem de la era victoriana (Apto)

Is this lady dead? - Victorian Post Mortem Photography There has been a lot of discussion about the photo above wether it´s post mortem or not. In fact it´s not post-mortem. There is another, in the same pose in which she's perfectly normal.

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.

'Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem & Mourning Photography from The Thanatos Archive'

Victorian Post-Mortem Daguerreotype | ... post-mortem photography, some of the dearly departed were photographed

Unsettling Victorian portraits of dead children propped up to look alive

Victorian Post-Mortem Daguerreotype | ... post-mortem photography, some of the dearly departed were photographed

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