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Post-Mortem Photography

31 August 2013

Author : joseph-delaney

The discovery of the Invisible Mother Photos sparked the memory of another bizarre 19th Century tradition of photographing family members after the event of their death, a common practice with such high mortality rates. The practice was both a means of remembering the lost loved one, the image often the only ever taken, and to some a way for the deceased to continue living on through the photograph.

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