Barry Marsden
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The last photo of a beautiful young woman

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.

Unusual pose

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.

Why not...

Just Buried. I want this on my hearse (unless my wishes are fulfilled and I get an old-school New Orleans jazz funeral and everyone walks/dances in the funeral process to jazz music while I am carried to the graveside in a horse drawn hearse.

No pretence

This is part of the Dark Side of Victorian culture. The arrival of photography spawned the birth of post mortum photography of deceased family, friends, and even outlaws. It was a ghoulish practice that mercifully died out with the century.