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21 Victorian Era Post-Mortem Photos Prove How Creepy The Past Used To Be

The invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 made portraiture much more commonplace, as many of those who were unable to afford the commission...


Slightly more macabre follow up post to Hidden mothers in Victorian photography. Post-mortem photography is the practice of photographing the recently deceased. It is also known as memorial portrai…

Harriet Hosmer. - Digital Commonwealth

An online library of photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies across Massachusetts.

Hair Jewelry, Post Mortem Photographs and iPhones - A Lineage Of Haunting & Desire

BY LIZ VON KLEMPERER To love someone is to want to give them your body. To love someone is to want to be given their body. No one illustrates this point more grotesquely and tenderly than The Victorians, who bundled the hair of their lovers and wove it into jewelry. Men, for e

Terrifying nuns looking down their noses at you | Dangerous Minds

A ‘cabinet card’ featuring an image of a nun from Quebec. Notice the strategically placed crown of thorns to the left on the table. After its creation in 1860, the use of the cabinet card became a hugely popular photography trend, quickly eclipsing other emerging photographic methods. Used primarily for portraiture, the styles of vintage cabinet cards were widely variable when it came to color formats, the types of card stock to which photographs were mounted, as well as other design…

Victorian Mother Girl in High Chair Daguerreotype Closeup

1/6 daguerreotype of a Victorian mother posed with her daughter. Little sweetie is posed sitting in a high chair and looks like she is holding money? One of my favorites.

More Misidentified Images | post-mortem-photos

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.