Didn't the Victorians also take photos of dead people as if they were still alive as a tradition before burial<<<kinda. Oftentimes they'd take pictures of children as if they were asleep, but adults were almost always in their coffins.
Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) May Jan UK cabinet card titled "Victoria Queen of Great Britain & Empress of India". Child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent, UK & Princess Victoria Germany. Widow of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg & Gotha, Germany.