A French carte-de-visite of an infant wearing a black beret with a handkerchief tied under its chin. Due to the processes that the body goes through after death, it was sometimes necessary to tie something around the head of the corpse to keep the mouth shut, at least until rigor mortis had set in.  The photographer is H.Duperron fils of Rouen.

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the and early centuries.

It seems unthinkable to us today, but in many cases parents were only able to find the money to photograph their children after they had passed away.  These photos may have been the only images they had of their sweet babies.  These two little girls are beautiful...

century post mortem photography, commonly sent as post cards. Okay I don't know if that's true but if it is its creepy as f

Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls: Advertisements for Female Runaways in American Newspapers, 1770-1783

Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls: Advertisements for Female Runaways in American Newspapers, (Paperback)

This baby had two photographs taken of him - one before, and one after he perished. Very rare in these times.

Memorial photography was a method to deal with grief in Victorian times. People were not usually photographed in life, so their loved ones w.

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Just guessing ... memento mori photo (??).  When photography was uncommon, bereaved relatives would often have just *one* image to remember their loved ones by.  Arranging for a professional photographer sometimes took longer than was desirable and some photos would include painted on eyes (clearly, from this photo, some better executed than others).  The deceased were also often posed, using stands and props, as though they were still alive.

Some Pinners have this on their board as a Memento Mori. Whoever Photoshopped this image of a normal woman into this, had a sense of humor.

Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography.

Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography. And damn creepy!

Postmortem photograph from "The Fetus, Infants and Death," in coll. with C. The Grand Sébille and M.-F. Morel, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1998

Postmortem photograph from The fetus, infants and death, in coll. The Grand Sébille and M. Morel, Paris, L& 234 p.

Studio portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins. They are Robert  and Janet Fitzpatrick, born July 5, 1885, and died April 20, 1886,  children of Robert and Martha Fitzpatrick.

This is one of the Charles Van Schaick photographs that was used in the book "Wisconsin Death Trip." It's a portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins: Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick were born on July and died April

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