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It was quite common – especially in the Victorian era – for family members to pose with deceased family members.

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.

Sleeping Beauty Post-Mortem Photography | Sleeping beauty in sepia 1890

Edwardian girls not only fascinated by their clothing, many of them also had a pure beauty as angels.

Post-mortem photography was commonplace in the Victorian age, when death occurred at home and was more a part of everyday life. Check out these 18 haunting examples.

18 Creepy Post-Mortem Photos From The Victorian Era

Creepy Post-Mortem Photos From The Victorian Era . A photo postcard showing a dead nun in Palermo, Sicily.

Myth of the Standing Postmortem Photo

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.

A Black Union Solder and His Wife During The Civil War

Black Soldier of the Union Army with His Wife, c.1865

Woman with her Black Union Soldier husband during The Civil War. Without these Africans the Union Army would not have won the war.

* L'INCONNUE DE LA SEINE : In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face. In the romantic atmosphere of fin de siècle Europe the girl’s face became an ideal of feminine beauty.

In the late the body of a girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.

Before modern medicine humans had a high mortality rate,especially children. After photography was invented it became normal for people to have photos taken of the deceased in a studio. The first time in history you could have a picture of deceased loved one. Biddy Craft/"Her picture taken after death, look closely you can see the stand holds her up."

Her picture taken after death, the stand holds her up. Victorians imortalised their beloved ones with post-mortem photographs which were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased due to the high cost of photography.

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in 1868, was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War.

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War. She was 117 years old at the time of the portrait.

This man fought in the American Revolutionary War under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old

A wonderful and rare photo indeed! This man fought in the American Revolutionary War under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old

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