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This is a beautiful postmortem photo. A little sleeping beauty with flowers placed in her hands and around her neck.

This is a beautiful postmortem photo. A little sleeping beauty with flowers placed in her hands and around her neck. This was a Victorian mourning tradition.

<b>This Victorian-era mourning tradition is fascinating.</b> Warning: Pictures of dead people ahead.

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era.   This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

There is so much WRONG in this article that has probably helped promote the (False) Post Mortem epidemic: Ironically, it is called "The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography"

Chicago Tribune - WPIX Reporter Marvin Scott Covers Martin Luther King's Funeral - Photos At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper's bullet. King had been standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot. The .30-caliber rifle bullet entered King's right cheek, traveled through his neck, and finally stopped at his shoulder blade. King was immediately taken to a…

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This is Saint Jean Vieni. Not Abraham Lincoln. This saint is an incorruptible. He was not embalmed and there are some 200 others that science can not explain there state of preservation.  I did NOT mean to mislead anyone into thinking this was Lincoln. I posted it & didn't check the source.

Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney (May 1786 – August was a French parish priest who became a Catholic saint and the patron saint of parish priests.

Marilyn in mortuary2 - Marilyn Monroe Photos on ThisIsMarilyn.com

This is a bronze and wax sculpture by Italian artist Paolo Schmidlin of Marilyn Monroe

The invention of the daguerreotype - the earliest photographic process - in 1839 brought portraiture to the masses. It was far cheaper and quicker than commissioning a painted portrait and it enabled the middle classes to have an affordable, cherished keepsake of their dead family members

Haunting photographs of the dead taken in Victorian age

Victorian Post Mortem Tintypes The deceased were immortalized in photographs during the Victorian era. Victorian After-Death Photos Still Haunt