Victorian post mortem photos with the whole family

Wednesday, 4 March, 2009

Some intriguing, if ever so slightly morbid, photos of Victorian age (1837 to 1901) families assembled for a final photo with the corpses of their recently deceased children/siblings.

While I find the Victorians’ acceptance of death as part of life healthy [even if forced by the high death rates of the time], the concept of propping up a corpse to look life-like still gives me the stomach-churnies.

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