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The Victorian practice of memorializing the dead

Charlotte Luppino
catacombs # (by manuel cristaldi) This photo of Rosalia Lombardo was taken in Why is that interesting? She was the last person buried in the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery 64 years before this photo was taken, in Memento Mori, The Catacombs, Post Mortem Photography, After Life, Haunted Places, Interesting History, Before Us, Titanic, Paranormal

catacombs # 3....

palermo may 1984 - sicily "catacombe dei cappuccini" - rosalia lombardo - " the sleeping beauty" - little girl mummified - 2 years old - best ........ View On Black feel free to visit my web site reply with dark © All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal

☆ Macabre Art by D. Poor sisters Aurora and Venus were found in a Philadelphia attic. The girl's beauty can still be seen through the decay. antique clothing and wrappings were used to create them. Memento Mori, Fotografia Post Mortem, Art Zombie, Post Mortem Photography, Fete Halloween, Halloween Decorations, Halloween Costumes, Creepy Pictures, Macabre Art

Gothic Dead Dolls by D.L. Marian

Macabre Gothic Dead Art Dolls by internationally known artist D.L. Marian

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. Memento Mori, Paranormal, Photo Halloween, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Creepy Pictures, Scary Photos, After Life, Historical Photos

Victorian death photo: this one is highly unusual because of how long the subjects have been dead before photographing. I don't think I would want this to be the last image I had of a loved one.

Memento Mori - the inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death as 3 years old Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Images, Photo Post Mortem, Post Mortem Pictures, Memento Mori

"Minnie Bassett, Died of Scarlet Fever When 3 Yrs. Old," Ambrotype, Circa 1857

A true heartbreaker of an inscription. This photo, with Minnie dressed in her finest and wearing those delightful shoes, must have been taken shortly before she caught the disease that killed her. One must wonder if this is one of those images where parents, knowing that a child had been exposed to something potentially fatal, rushed him or her off to the photography studio to have a memento of a vital and healthy child, instead of a post-mortem photo. (Yes, this did happen.) Minnie M…

Post mortem and memento mori images. Vintage memento mori and post mortem photography from The Skull Illusion Memento Mori, Fotografia Post Mortem, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, After Life, Before Us, The Past

A dead woman surrounded by her family. ca.1875. Later in the 19th century and early 20th century photographing the body in the coffin became commonplace. Earlier photos usually portrayed the body as sleeping or, like this photo, alive.

'Circa image is a part of a series of three cards. Two show the child in her casket. This poignant third view depicts her bereaved father clutching his daughter for her last family photograph. Memento Mori, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Before Us, Vintage Photographs, Macabre, Victorian Era, Family Photographer, Old Photos

circa 1884.This image is a part of a series of three cards. Two show the child in her casket. This poignant third view depicts her bereaved father clutching his daughter for her last family photograph. He was photographed alone with his daughter possibly because the picture was taken as a personal statement of love and loss. However, it is also possible that his wife is deceased, or was unable to bear the prospect of being photographed with dead daughter.

Post Mortem but not wearing a "death mask". Where do people get these ideas? Original label: This child is wearing a death-mask to cover the effects of decomposition that begin so quickly after death. Victorian Photos, Victorian Era, Memento Mori, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Post Mortem Pictures, Post Mortem Photography, Creepy Photography, Old Photos

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This child is wearing a death-mask to cover the effects of decomposition that begin so quickly after death.