Posthumous portraits from the time of Queen Victoria

Posthumous portraits from the time of Queen Victoria

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Hmmm… there were a lot of unusual things in the Victorian era, but this tradition is one of the creepiest! Namely, the tradition of making posthumous portraits, the so-called “remember death” photographs. Since the end of the first half of the 19th century, this "kind" of photography has been especially popular. Most of the pictures were taken almost immediately after death, so the deceased looked like they were alive, especially if they were dressed in beautiful clothes and placed in an upright position. Post-mortem photographs of children were especially widely circulated, perhaps because the infant mortality rate was so high in those years.

Attention! In this post you will see pictures of dead people!

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Keywords: 19th century | Portraits | Death

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