Little boy with his teddy bear. Another English post mortem portrait that seeks to soften the reality of death.    The photographer is W. A. Brown and Son, with two studios in London and one in Manchester.

The earliest post-mortem photographs are usually close-ups of the face or shots of the full body and rarely include the coffin. The subject is usually depicted so as to seem in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more lifelike.

Post-Mortem (Yes....Post...) portrait of a young woman, c. 1890.

I suspect this is a Pre Mortem photo of a dying girl, circa The rose with a broken stem is symbolic of a young life cut short.

Deceased girl in her open coffin which looks like it is placed outside in a cemetery. I think it is a painted background.

POST MORTEM (Paul Frecker collection) - A glossy gelating silver print probably dating from the second quarter of the twentieth century. A pencilled inscription on the reverse of the mount reads Sister Clara's daughter / Astrid Lindholm / in Sweden.

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As an eight-year-old, Mary Ellen Wilson was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly. Her case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Image dated Post Mortem Photo

There is a lot of misunderstanding going on about antique post mortem photos showing the deceased standing upright and the use of the posing stand. The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the posers fixed and in position because of the time it took to take the photographs. The subject is placed in front of the camera. If necessary, the pose is held with the assistance of adjustable head rests, clamps and posing stands.

There is a lot of misunderstanding going on about antique post mortem photos showing the deceased standing upright and the use of the posing stand. The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the.

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The reverse of this English carte-de-visite gives full biographical details. An inked inscription in a fine period hand reads Francis Midelton Baker Born May 1874 Died April 1876 Taken the day before he died.

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cabbagingcove: “ For people photographed long enough after death that decomposition had begun to deform their face, “death masks” were not uncommon. These are not the same as the castings made of the faces of the dead that are also called “death.

Very pretty girl

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.

Carrie Rood, infant (1869-1870) photo taken postmortem after her death from consumption. (Tuberculosis) Marion Co, KS

Carrie Rood, infant photo taken postmortem after her death from consumption. (Tuberculosis) Marion Co, KS

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