Victorian death photo momento mori   https://www.etsy.com/listing/128845975/victorian-death-photo-of-baby-rare?ref=shop_home_active

Often posted as a Victorian postmortem photo, I think this photo is later than that. I also think the child was alive. No self respecting Victorian would take a last photo of their child on the floor.

this one is eerie. they could have painted the eyes to either make them more open, or completely closed

this one is eerie. they could have painted the eyes to either make them more open, or completely closed

dead silent movie actress Barbara La Marr in her coffin. (1896 – 1926) died age 29 Cause of death Tuberculosis and nephritis

Celebrity Funerals>dead silent movie actress Barbara La Marr in her coffin. – died age 29 Cause of death Tuberculosis and nephritis

Its a bit rarer that you see a single man with an infant

Post mortem photography in Peru. Here an example of vitorian post mortem photography in south america, most especific, Peru.

Just guessing ... memento mori photo (??).  When photography was uncommon, bereaved relatives would often have just *one* image to remember their loved ones by.  Arranging for a professional photographer sometimes took longer than was desirable and some photos would include painted on eyes (clearly, from this photo, some better executed than others).  The deceased were also often posed, using stands and props, as though they were still alive.

Some Pinners have this on their board as a Memento Mori. Whoever Photoshopped this image of a normal woman into this, had a sense of humor.

Mourning photo of family dog. I'm touched to see how connected Victorian people were to their pets. Seems much of our society has gone backwards since then. Paul Frecker - Nineteenth Century Photography

Mourning photo of family dog. I'm touched to see how connected Victorian people were to their pets. Seems much of our society has gone backwards since then.

<b>This Victorian-era mourning tradition is fascinating.</b> Warning: Pictures of dead people ahead.

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

Model of the monument Tenax Vitae  originally by Rinaldo Carnielo  19th Century  Plaster

Model of monument Tenax Vitae (detail) Plaster, originally by Rinaldo Carnielo Galleria Carnielo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Typically, a post-mortem photograph depicted the dead person in a peaceful state of repose, as in a blissful deep sleep. But some of these post-mortem photos went further. Sometimes they liked to pose the deceased as if he/she was living:

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