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Modern interpretation of the Victorian death photos known as Memento Mori NOT A PM! Just gorgeous work!

Modern interpretation of the Victorian death photos known as Memento Mori NOT A PM! Just gorgeous work!

"After the invention of daguerrotype, the memorializing habits of people have changed: theyve chosen the cheap, higher quality photographs instead of expensive and not so lifelike paintings. Painting dead people was common for centuries, so its no surprise that, in the Victorian Era, post-mortem photos also came into fashion. Here are some of the strangest ones."

"After the invention of daguerrotype, the memorializing habits of people have changed: theyve chosen the cheap, higher quality photographs instead of expensive and not so lifelike paintings. Painting dead people was common for centuries, so its no surprise that, in the Victorian Era, post-mortem photos also came into fashion. Here are some of the strangest ones."

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

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

The dead were not always photographed in their caskets, as you might expect. Description from thechirurgeonsapprentice.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The dead were not always photographed in their caskets, as you might expect. Description from thechirurgeonsapprentice.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

From the time daguerreotypes became available c.1839, Memento Mori photos were a way of honoring & remembering the dead. The practice faded after about 1900 as cameras became common & people were likely to have other photos taken during life.

From the time daguerreotypes became available c.1839, Memento Mori photos were a way of honoring & remembering the dead. The practice faded after about 1900 as cameras became common & people were likely to have other photos taken during life.

I think they're twins, but this photo reminds me of the photo of the girl on the floor. Smiling faces....a bit surreal for a funeral.

I think they're twins, but this photo reminds me of the photo of the girl on the floor. Smiling faces....a bit surreal for a funeral.

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