Skulls remind us of what strangeness exists just beneath the armour of flesh. They are also pure emblems of death. In art “Memento mori” pieces symbolize our morality and death’s relationship to life. “Memento mori” translates from the Latin as “remember to die.” American illustrator, Charles Allan Gilbert (1883 – 1929), produced an acclaimed set...

Skulls remind us of what strangeness exists just beneath the armour of flesh. They are also pure emblems of death. In art “Memento mori” pieces symbolize our morality and death’s relationship to life. “Memento mori” translates from the Latin as “remember to die.” American illustrator, Charles Allan Gilbert (1883 – 1929), produced an acclaimed set...

.We have learned that sometimes the eyes were painted on closed lids for post mortem photographs. She is propped up on a flower printed pillow and holds a book in her hands. The white area in the lower right of the plate is a milky area that appears to be a coating problem but adds to the strange feeling of the image.

.We have learned that sometimes the eyes were painted on closed lids for post mortem photographs. She is propped up on a flower printed pillow and holds a book in her hands. The white area in the lower right of the plate is a milky area that appears to be a coating problem but adds to the strange feeling of the image.

victorian memento mori | Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos / ..and they lived happily ever ...

victorian memento mori | Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos / ..and they lived happily ever ...

Vanitas met viool en kaars. De schedel staat voor sterfelijkheid. De kaars staat voor sterfelijkheid en verwelking: de kaars brandt, totdat hij opgaat. De viool staat voor muziek.

Vanitas met viool en kaars. De schedel staat voor sterfelijkheid. De kaars staat voor sterfelijkheid en verwelking: de kaars brandt, totdat hij opgaat. De viool staat voor muziek.

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

Post mortem and memento mori images. I do not claim copyright. Vintage memento mori and post mortem photography from The Skull Illusion

Post mortem and memento mori images. I do not claim copyright. Vintage memento mori and post mortem photography from The Skull Illusion

Goes to show how loved ones were laid out in burial attire, placed in casket, and viewed within the home until burial back in old days.

Goes to show how loved ones were laid out in burial attire, placed in casket, and viewed within the home until burial back in old days.

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