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ca. 1860’s, [ambrotype portrait of a mother tenderly embracing her child] post-mortem.  via Jeffery Kraus Antique Photographics, Ambrotype Collection

[ambrotype portrait of a mother tenderly embracing her child] post-mortem. via Jeffery Kraus Antique Photographics, Ambrotype Collection

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.

Sixth-plate tintype of post-mortem of a young girl. Image shows subject on bed, from knees–up wearing dark dress. ~✿•❤•✿~

Sixth-plate tintype of post-mortem of Clara Bowers, a young girl. Image shows subject on bed, knees–up wearing dark dress. In front of light colored backdrop.

-Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The death portrait, or postmortem photography, or the mourningportrait were typically photos or paintings of the deceased painted asa reminder to the li…

Girl in a crib posed outside. There seems to be no space left for her legs which makes you wonder she lost her legs in a fatal accident....

There seems to be no space left for her legs which makes you wonder she lost her legs in a fatal accident.

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Victorian photography showing young children around their mother's grave. Also pictured is the mother's "spirit" (a model shot in trick photography.)

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Sleeping Beauty: Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Often women didn't know they were pregnant with twins, the only way to confirm a twin pregnancy was by hearing two heartbeats, and often doctors missed the second heartbeat.