Post Mortem Photography

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Interesting post mortem of both mother and baby, or possible just the mother. Notice the odd appearance of the skin on her hands. Face may be hidden to hide the onset of decay. Photo Post Mortem, Post Mortem Pictures, Louis Daguerre, Memento Mori, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Photography

Interesting post mortem of both mother and baby, or possible just the mother. This is an unusual photo. Previous pinner states it is a momento mori, and it may be, but I've never seen one like it. Obviously the baby is not dead, but the skin on the mother's hands does appear to be sloughing as if she's wearing gloves.

Photo Detective with Maureen A. Taylor - Birth and Death in the Family Album: Readers Respond Victorian Photos, Victorian Era, Vintage Photos, Memento Mori, Post Mortem Pictures, Joy And Sadness, Post Mortem Photography, Birth And Death, Old Photographs

Birth and Death in the Family Album: Readers Respond - Family Tree

A family story relates the tragedy of Elsietta Burns: "She was a much-beloved little girl, they say, but one day she was outside playing under the cherry tree and eating lots of cherries. She didn't know to spit out the pits and they killed her before the family could do anything for her."

triplets pretty sure it's memento mori, look at the eyes, sad Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Memento Mori, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Triplets

Antique photo of couple with triplets, circa 1880 - 1900. Check out the expressions on their faces!

Previous post: "Lawrence Gotfred Nelson Born: May 1901 Died: May 1901 born premature with 8 months Chicago, Cook, Illinois Cemetery: Graceland" Antique Photos, Vintage Photographs, Old Photos, Memento Mori, Post Mortem Pictures, Death Becomes Her, Travelers Rest, Post Mortem Photography, Chicago Usa

Antique Photo Album Post Mortem Photography

Lawrence Gotfred Nelson Born: May 5, 1901 Died: May 6, 1901 born premature with 8 months Chicago, Cook, Illinois Cemetery: Graceland

Post-Mortem Photography: Early Visual Media - Death - Memento Mori - Last look - Memorial - Veerle Van Goethem Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Book Of The Dead, Momento Mori, Cemetery Art, After Life, Victorian Era

Post-Mortem Photography: Early Visual Media - Death - Memento Mori - Last look - Memorial - Veerle Van Goethem

Post-Mortem Photography: Early Visual Media - Death - Memento Mori - Last look - Memorial - Veerle Van Goethem

S/he is laid out in a basket, leaning against porch stairs. Guests are seen on the porch in the background. Memento Mori, Creepy History, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Sombre, Daguerreotype, Before Us, Macabre, Vintage Photography

Baby laid out in basket

S/he is laid out in a basket, leaning against porch stairs. Guests are seen on the porch in the background.

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone. Louis Daguerre, Victorian Photos, Victorian Era, Memento Mori, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Creepy Photography

Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Victorian period of history had a few customs that today are considered, in most western cultures, to be downright creepy. One of those practices had to do with remembering their dead through …

Post-mortem photographs of dead children helped parents recover from bereavement Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Old Photos, Antique Photos, Louis Daguerre, Victorian Photos, Victorian Era, Memento Mori Photography, Post Mortem Pictures

Pictured: The gruesome 19th-century portraits of dead children

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - These chilling photographs show dead children from all over the United States who were photographed after death, often with their parents or even with their siblings.

The Strangest Tradition of the Victorian Era: Post-Mortem Photography Victorian Photos, Victorian Era, Dark Side, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Momento Mori, After Life

Victorian Post-Mortem Photo Child w Roses SPECTACULAR

A young girl laid out in the parlour. A house's parlor was also commonly referred to as the "death room". Up until the earlier part of the 20th century the laying out of the body and the funeral took place at home. Specifically in the death room. In 1910 The Ladies Home Journal declared that the "death room" was finished. Henceforth we began referring to it as the "living room".