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17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s
Buzzfeed: 17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s .. so fascinating! Most families couldn't afford photography, so they took pictures after family members died because it was the only time they would get dressed up and have pictures taken- more so then weddings! literally, the last chance to have a picture taken of a loved one. So sad. Very creepy, but definitely cool.
1880s Mother and Child Cabinet Card - Happy Mother's Day to Loving Mothers Everywhere
Is this post-mortem? The mother's hands offer no support to her child. Even the one behind her back is curled into a fist. The natural position would have been to open-handedly lend support, as well as the mother's loving touch. The only thing is that the mother's face looks very alive.
Nineteenth Century Photography
Tragic. A real photo postcard showing two sisters laid out in matching coffins. An inked inscription verso in a fine period hand identifies the girls as Claudia Severine Groth / Born Sept. 30, 1908 / Died Feb. 20, 1911 and Millie Cecelia / Born Dec. 25, 1910 / Died Feb. 21, 1911. Underneath this the inscription identifies their mother, Mrs E. O. Groth / Enderlin / N. Dak.