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I have to say this is one of the beautiful post Mortem photos I have seen yet.    Photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910... The woman on the left is deceased while the woman on the right looks to be holding her. They look to be sisters. This is a beautiful picture though.

I have to say this is one of the beautiful post Mortem photos I have seen yet. Photo by Alice M. Boughton, ~ 1910... The woman on the left is deceased while the woman on the right looks to be holding her. They look to be sisters. This is a beautiful picture though.

Founder Simeone Codognato’s fascination with the macabre was evident in his skull rings.

Maria Doulton is seduced by legendary Venetian jeweller Codognato's fantastical creations

Founder Simeone Codognato’s fascination with the macabre was evident in his skull rings.

Again...let me say, while we think of this as a morbid practice, this was likely the only visual memory they would have of their child.

Again...let me say, while we think of this as a morbid practice, this was likely the only visual memory they would have of their child.

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The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Typically, a post-mortem photograph depicted the dead person in a peaceful state of repose, as in a blissful deep sleep. But some of these post-mortem photos went further. Sometimes they liked to pose the deceased as if he/she was living:

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