Unknown | Louisa Blaney | The Met
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on mount, recto, TL: "62 yrs. [underlined] // widow of // Labourer. [underlined] // 13/10/76.; TR: "a.m. [underlined] // Epilepsy // Hereditary [underlined] // Shottenden
KEEPING LOVED ONES CLOSE
TRUTH IS SCARIER THAN FICTION Post-Mortem Photography I know I've mentioned this subject before but unfortunately my mind is mush and my body is not taking any commands so I'll be down a bit - in the meanwhile, here's a little of the practices of the past: The invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 made portraiture much more commonplace, as many of those who were unable to afford the commission of a painted portrait could afford to sit for a photography session. This cheaper and quicker…
Myth of the Standing Postmortem Photo
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.
Dearly Departed - Victorian Post-Mortem - CDV Photo, c. 1800s - Ephemera Obscura Collection
This is an original antique carte de visite photograph from the 1800s. It shows a touching, possibly post-mortem portrait of a lifeless Victorian boy slumped over the arm of a posing chair, his feet hanging limp. It's hard to provide a scan that does it justice but his eyes are very strange close up.