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Post mortem and memento mori images. Vintage memento mori and post mortem photography from The Skull Illusion

Photograph by photographer Lady Clementina Hawarden c. 1860s. | In the Swan's Shadow

These are some of the earliest portrait photos of Victorian women taken by Lady Clementina Hawarden June 1822 – 19 January one of Britain's first female photographers, also one of the most influential Victorian fine art photographers, blazing th

with mat stamped  H.F. Warren.  A charming, yet haunting pose of a young girl on her death bed, her right hand posed touching her cheek.  Housed in a full leather case, with pleasing solar ring....

[A charming, yet haunting daguerreotype portrait of a young girl, possibly on her death bed, her right hand posed delicately to her cheek], H. Warren via Cowan’s Auctions

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Postmortem CDV - Its a sad photo, but a reality during that time in history. Taking pictures of departed ones was not considered morbid, but a loving treasure for those left behind.

Victorian Memento Mori | memento mori, ca. 1840-60

Postmortem photo: ca. [portrait of a mother and her dead child] via Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America, Jay Ruby, courtesy of the Strong Museum

Little girl, Julia Taylor, with her doll. So heartbreaking... So many children died young back then, before penicillin and whatnot; a cemetary from that era is startling—just about half, or a third are graves of young children, ugh.

Little girl, Julia Taylor, with her doll. Many children died young, before penicillin. A cemetery from that era is startling—just about half, or a third are graves of young children.

Cabinet Card Post Mortem, Young Girl, Manchester NH

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These little angels seem so a plenty. I am pleased we have modern medicine now!

Beautiful, curly-haired child in white gown with stars, holding a white flower.

Cabinet Photograph Post Mortem of A Young Baby French Holds Flowers | eBay

Cabinet Photograph Post Mortem of a Young baby french holds flowers

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