Apparently she was quite dead when her parents had this memorial photograph taken of their deceased daughter. The eyes were often 'painted' in later by the studio.

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone.

Post-mortem photographs of dead children helped parents recover from bereavement | Daily Mail Online

Pictured: The gruesome 19th-century portraits of dead children

Victorian Post Mortem Tintypes The deceased were immortalized in photographs during the Victorian era. Victorian After-Death Photos Still Haunt

Haunting photographs of the dead taken in Victorian age

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Aldrich, tenant farmers on farm owned by an absentee landlord near Ruthven, Iowa. Photographed by Russell Lee fo rthe US Resettlement Administration in December of 1936.

Bert Aldrich, tenant farmers on farm owned by an absentee landlord near Ruthven, Iowa. Photographed by Russell Lee fo rthe US Resettlement Administration in December of

Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Gorgeous tintype,,,postmortem Beautiful but so sad. I wonder what the story is about this beautiful little girl.

Yes, she’s dead, too. According to the photograph notes, this older child is dressed in a white gown and wedding veil, with a rosary and cross, to symbolize her being a pure “bride of Christ”. Back braces, boards, and sometimes simply disguised assistants standing off to the sides were all utilized in creative ways by photographers, when the parents or relatives wanted the decedent propped up or standing up.

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

A young dancer's postmortem photograph. The lady is dead, and is posed using a…

A young dancer's postmortem photograph. The lady is dead, and is posed using a metal rod alongside her spine, and her hand is actually strapped to the screen behind her using wire, making it appear as if she is posing by herself.

Memento Mori Photographs | Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos / ca. 1850

Woman and Child Sitting on the Floor by a Music Box, ca. 1850 Albert Sands Southworth (American, West Fairlee, Vermont Charlestown, Massachusetts) From the Met

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