Frightful Photo Friday: The Myths Surrounding Post Mortem Photography


I love anything vintage. Literally anything. Vintage homes, vintage clothing, vintage decorations, just the overall vintage aesthetic and you can count me in. And so, naturally, when I first stumbled upon Post Mortem Photography (also known as Memorial Photography and Mourning Portraits), I was immediately enamoured by the history.

(Just a heads up, this post will contain images of deceased persons. If that makes you uncomfortable, please don’t read further!)

PM photography was utilized during the Victorian era, when photography was a burgeoning business, and a poor-man’s alternative to expensive portraiture paintings.


These Folks Are Very Much Not Dead


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