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A Death Photo is Worth a Thousand Words

Post-mortem photography is one mourning ritual that did not survive the Victorian area. These photographs also are known as death photos, mourning portraits or memorial portraits, and, as the name implies, were taken of a deceased person. They were popular almost from the invention of photography until around 1900 when it became possible for ordinary people […]

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