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ca. 1840-60, [portrait of a mother and her dead child]    via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby, courtesy of the Strong Museum

Postmortem photo: ca. [portrait of a mother and her dead child] via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby, courtesy of the Strong Museum

post-mortem photography

I admit this is an eerie looking photo but both of these children were alive. They are very blond with light blue eyes and their eyes did not register well with the old camera and flash that took their portrait.

Victorian era post-mortem

Post Mortem Photography is very hot lately. Many artists and photographers try to make the most beautiful wannabe post mortems.