Teen Girl with Friends Teen girls, all dressed in white, pose with the casket of their friend / sister. Several of them are holding white handkerchiefs. Gelatin silver print, circa 1900.
Nicole Angemi, MS, PA (ASCP) on Instagram: “Funeral Friday!!!!! Here is a little insight into the world of funeral viewings from a funeral director intern follower of mine!! She was…”
Funeral Friday!!!!! Here is a little insight into the world of funeral viewings from a funeral director intern follower of mine!! She was nice enough to share this amazing photo and some info with us. The top photo shows an elderly woman at death, or how she would look when I would be working on her. Notice this skin has a grayish, dusky hue and the vessels are very prominent. The middle photo shows the body after it has been embalmed. Embalming is the processes of flushing the body with a…
"Looking At Death:" A Conversation With Barbara Norfleet : Guest Post by Cristina Preda
We Die and See Beauty Reign by Cristina Preda on Grooveshark Following is a guest post in which one of our beloved Morbid Anatomy docents, Cristina Preda, delves deeper into one of her favorite books in the Morbid Anatomy Library: Barbara Norfleet's fabulous Looking at Death. In the course of her interview with the author/curator, Norfleet mentioned that she had compiled a tape of death-themed songs to play as accompaniment during the exhibition at Harvard. Inspired by her idea and echoing a…
La muerte niña
Entrada de un blog antiguo, que rescato. No obstante —oh paradoja— constreñida por el rigor del vaso que la aclara, el agua toma forma. En él se asienta, ahonda y edifica, cumple una edad am…
Fotografías post-mortem - Blogodisea
La fotografía post-mortem (también denominada memento mori) era una costumbre del siglo XIX (época victoriana) en la que se tomaba una imagen al cadáver de un
Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos - Listverse
With the advent of photography in the Victorian era a rather unusual practice evolved. Having photos taken was very expensive and most families didn't own a camera. It is well known that mortality rates were high in this era due mostly to diseases and poor hygiene. When a loved one died the Victorians were presented
17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s
This Victorian-era mourning tradition is fascinating. Warning: Pictures of dead people ahead.