Postmortem-Photography in the Victorian era. Part 1

Having photos taken in the Victoria era was very expensive and most families didn’t own a camera. But when a loved one died the Victorians were presented with an opportunity to imortalise their beloved in a way that was previously impossible: they could photograph them. Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.

Be careful as some of these photos are really disturbing!

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