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“Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?

In the 19th and early 20th century, postmortem photography was as normal as prom photos.

Historic: AFP photographer Marc Hutten took a series of photos showing Guevara's body afte...

Photos kept in family show Che Guevara after he was killed

WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS: A man has revealed how photos showing Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's dead body in Bolivia wound up with his family in Spain.

Post mortem

Post mortem

Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde) in her casket

B & C corpses

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia at her death. 1928

Grete, only 13 years, in her coffin

Grete, only 13 years, in her coffin

Al Capone. In one of the several biographies I read about Al Capone, the author made mention that during Al's time at Alcatraz, an evangelist was allowed to preach there. When he gave the invitation at the end, for those who felt led to do so, a mind-dishelved Al Capone shuffled forward to ask Jesus Christ to forgive him and come into his heart and be his Savior and Lord. Al's mind, due to syphilis contracted around age 14, had given him the mind of a 12 year old. It's never too late.

Al Capone. In one of the several biographies I read about Al Capone, the author made mention that during Al's time at Alcatraz, an evangelist was allowed to preach there. When he gave the invitation at the end, for those who felt led to do so, a mind-dishelved Al Capone shuffled forward to ask Jesus Christ to forgive him and come into his heart and be his Savior and Lord. Al's mind, due to syphilis contracted around age 14, had given him the mind of a 12 year old. It's never too late.

Rube Burrow, 1890

Rube Burrow and other photos of Reuben Houston Burrow and the burrow family. Put faces to the names of your loved ones at AncientFaces.

Samantha younger girl wearing her death shrowl. Sad but common in Victorian england

Samantha younger girl wearing her death shrowl. Sad but common in Victorian england

ACW Photo: Petersburg, Virginia. Dead Confederate soldiers in trenches of Fort…

Top 20 Great US Civil War Photographs - Listverse

If you ever saw Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary, you might recall it mentioned during the final episode how many photos, daguerreotypes and tintypes were destroyed after the war. Some were used as glass for greenhouses. Among those that survive, though, are some pretty startling ones. (At least for nerdy historians like me.) This

USA. Fairmount, Indiana. 1955. James Dean posing amusingly in a casket in a funeral parlor, seven months before he died

Before he was famous: Rare pictures of Hollywood icon James Dean

Largely unseen photographs from a 1955 LIFE magazine shoot peel back the carefully constructed portrait of a troubled artist to reveal James Dean to be as comfortable back home on the family farm as he was practicing the plié in a dance studio.

Charles Whitman | Photos | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Charles Whitman | Photos

Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people from the observation deck of The University of Texas at Austin on August 1, 1966, after murdering his wife and mother, and before being shot by Austin police.

History Lovers Club on Twitter: "The corpse of Che Guevara, on display for the press the day after his death… "

History Lovers Club on Twitter

“The corpse of Che Guevara, on display for the press the day after his death”

31 Vintage Crime Scene Photos Brought To Life In Stunning Color

31 Vintage Crime Scene Photos Brought To Life In Stunning Color