Monday, May 16, 2011

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I've been really into Victorian photography lately such as daguerreotype. I recently came across a very haunting type of photography called post-mortem photography that was very popular in the late 19th century into the early 20th century. These photographs served less as a reminder of mortality than as a keepsake to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; 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.
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I find it uber creepy, interesting, beautiful and sad...the kind of sad that puts a knot in your stomach. What do you guys think?

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1 comment:

  1. They give me chills! Yet they are quite beautiful,

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