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.
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.