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Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 7 - 2017
Post Mortem Photography

Post Mortem Photography

There’s a unique art style of photography during the Victorian era, the photography of the dead!

This photography styling is known as post-mortem photography and was very popular around the end of the 19th century. The main models of this art were human corpses whose families want to immortalize in the form of a photo, immortally dead in 2d format.

Before photographed, the corpses were positioned in a way that makes them look like they’re merely asleep. Family members would even sometime jump into the photo with the deceased, even as far as posing inside the casket with their passed loved one. Read the rest of this entry »

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