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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.

from Etsy

Antique Post Mortem Photo, French girl with white carnation flowers, 1900's

NOT a post-mortem. There is nothing in this photograph to indicate it is anything other than it appears, a staged studio shot of a little girl and her doll.

Infant Post Mortem Photography: via Flickr. Photographs were frequently taken of loved ones, and then displayed in family photographs. The Victorians had a completely different attitude toward death than we have in modern times.

it seems even sadder when you can tell it was not in the 1800s. The doll looks to be from the 40's or 50's. Death in children was becoming more of a rarity in that time.