Post mortem photography: Morbid gallery reveals how Victorians took photos of their DEAD relatives posing on couches, beds and even in coffins
Fotografia post-mortem. Com a vulgarização da fotografia no século XIX, começou a ser uma necessidade nas famílias de classe alta guardar a memória das pessoas. No caso de um indivíduo falecer sem nunca ter sido fotografado, tirava-se uma fotografia ao seu cadáver, para que a memória do mesmo fosse preservada.
Lady Clementina Hawarden, one of Britain's first female photographers
The girls were frequently shot - often in romantic and sensual poses - in pairs, or, if alone, with a mirror or with their back to the camera. Hawarden's photographic exploration of identity, otherness, the doppelgänger and female sexuality, as expressed in the vast majority of these photographs, was incredibly progressive when considered in relation to her contemporaries, most notably Julia Margaret Cameron.
Macabre, but true - Victorian death photos. Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had. T The subject was usually depicted so as to seem in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more lifelike. Children were often shown in repose on a couch or in a crib.