Fotografías post-mortem de la era victoriana (Apto) - Taringa!

Victorian Post Mortem so sad, but infant death was very common at this time, far more so than in these modern times.

not so beautiful..a victorian dead woman..makes me think Walking Dead

The advent of photography in the Victorian era provided an affordable alternative to expensive painted portraits. Grieving families hired post-mortem photographers to capture what was likely to be the only image they had to remember the deceased by.

A matt silver gelatin print, probably dating from the 1890's or perhaps shortly after, showing a young girl laid out on a sofa. An inked inscription on the reverse of the mount reads Genevie Cox Plainfield / Taken when she was dead.    Photographed by M. Tomlinson of Plainfield, Indiana, identified by details printed crudely on the reverse of the mount.

Victorian era clothed little girl posed for her post mortem photo. Her hair, dress and boots are beautifully placed perhaps by her mourning mother

John Patrick Gallagher of Beaver Falls, PA, who was sadly hit and killed by a street car in 1908. His family came to the United States from County Donegal, Ireland, by way of Scotland.

Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.

Belgium; death child girl with her bisque doll

death child girl with her bisque doll, her wrists are tied together so her hands would stay in a praying pose.