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Postmortem photo (yes, apparently this girl is dead!) Edwardian times. Note her bandaged hands.

According to the photograph notes, this older child is dressed in a white gown and wedding veil, with a rosary and cross, to symbolize her being a pure “bride of Christ”.

A partially covered person is to the dead girl's left and is helping to hold her upright for the photo (same child as in the wheelchair photo here).  ca. 1865, memento mori

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.

What a breathtaking photo.  You can feel the emotion here.... ca. 1854, post mortem daguerreotype

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.

post-mortem photography: looks as though they are holding up their dead older brother

Last pinner says: "post-mortem photography: looks as though they are holding up their dead older brother" I call bullshit! All were alive. The kid in the middle clearly has a possible odd disease or some such thing though.

Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa Blazeh with Rosa's son, 1910. They lived from…

The Worldwide Celebration Day for Siamese Twins is 6th of May

Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa Blazeh with Rosa's son, They lived from I don't know of any other conjoined twin giving birth. How does this even happen? So strange to think that a sister would lay next to a sister with her husband during intimacy.

It was a custom in Victorian times that young, unmarried women and children be buried in white, the symbol of purity and innocence. For a contemporary observer this scene carries a certain ambiguity. The girl in the photograph becomes, God's bride "because she died unmarried".

The Dead Bride. It's been supposed she's dead, looking at her hands, eyes and the dead flowers in her hands.also, young unmarried ladies were often put in wedding dresses as a symbol of purity when meeting God.

1860's.  Whm Thom Family... The two young boys on the left seem to be deceased , not sure about the baby the mother is holding.

Not Post Mortem as frequently labelled. William Thom and Family by Robinson Bros. of Sarnia, C. - CDV William Thom and wife Margaret and sons James William Robert Neil and Charles

"This is my little darling," Ruby Ambrotype, Circa 1862 | Flickr

"This is my little darling," Ruby Ambrotype, Circa 1862 Don't worry. This is not a post-mortem. Inside the case the young mother wrote of her wee man, "This is my little darling. May God direct him and help him to be useful through life.

Viralated – 12 Vintage Victorian Postmortem Photos

VIctorian post-mortem photography: most often the family would have the siblings of the deceased in the photo as well.

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

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