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Post-mortem photography – also known as memorial portraiture or "memento mori" (a Latin phrase meaning ‘remember your mortality’), dovetailed with the era’s high mortality rates. The earliest images of this trend rarely featured coffins and would often see the deceased posed in an everyday position in an attempt to capture their essence during life. (Victorian age)

Memento Mori: How Victorian Mourning Photography Immortalised Loved Ones After Death (PICTURES)

margaret gunning's house of dreams: "I see dead people": Victorian post-mortem photography that must be the board to hold him up, freaky

No it isn't a post mortem!!

This young man was possibly an ill child, posed for a pre-mortem photograph. His grip on the stick horse he rides appears to be that of a living person, but the tint added to his cheeks and his weak eyes contribute to the perception of sickness.

David Litchfield

This is a Victorian post-mortem photograph. A post-mortem photo was a means for memorializing dead loved ones. One of the men is dead and is propped up to appear lifelike.this is the real photo that was used for the Lincoln/Poe Photoshop head swap!

Boy sitting next to his deceased younger brother

This is part of the Dark Side of Victorian culture. The arrival of photography spawned the birth of post mortum photography of deceased family, friends, and even outlaws. It was a ghoulish practice that mercifully died out with the century.

mdolla: Stiff Pose Victorian Postmortem photography (140 Pics)

Victorian Era post mortem photography * Which sister in this photograph still breathes mortal air?

Deceased Young Man Propped Up By A Form.... if you look closely you see the prop rack at his feet that's holding him upright. This was a standard practice of the times.

Not a pm! Original discription: "Deceased Young Man Propped Up By A Form. if you look closely you see the prop rack at his feet that's holding him upright. This was a standard practice of the times." Answer: No, it was not a standard practice!

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

There is a lot of misunderstanding going on about antique post mortem photos showing the deceased standing upright and the use of the posing stand. The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the posers fixed and in position because of the time it took to take the photographs. The subject is placed in front of the camera. If necessary, the pose is held with the assistance of adjustable head rests, clamps and posing stands.

There is a lot of misunderstanding going on about antique post mortem photos showing the deceased standing upright and the use of the posing stand. The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the.

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

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

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:

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

Victorian era post mortem photographer at work, Maybe thy could have done more with the hands... =\

Memento Mori: taking a photo of a deceased man being held up by a posing stand. The "posing stand" was to keep the subjects fixed and in position because of the time it took to take the photographs.

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era.   This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

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