Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Military nurses often died from diseases caught from their patients. 1864 was the first year that TALA received patients. From the early days, Civil War veterans were among them.

Post mortem (death portrait) photograph of an army hospital nurse holding a book, possibly a small bible. The revenue stamp on the back dates the image to

memento mori

Beautiful young girl post mortem surrounded by silk

memento mori

Image detail for -Nate's Nonsense: Local Post-Mortem Photography

Post mortem photography, precious angel dress so beautiful, so very sad...

Post mortem photography, precious angel dress so beautiful.

Julia Taylor with doll. So heartbreaking!

Little girl, Julia Taylor, with her doll. Many children died young, before penicillin. A cemetery from that era is startling—just about half, or a third are graves of young children.

Post Mortem but not wearing a "death mask". Where do people get these ideas??? Original label: This child is wearing a death-mask to cover the effects of decomposition that begin so quickly after death.

cabbagingcove: “ For people photographed long enough after death that decomposition had begun to deform their face, “death masks” were not uncommon. These are not the same as the castings made of the faces of the dead that are also called “death.

Young Girl

Young Girl postmortem, ca.

Victorian post mortem photo

POST MORTEM (Paul Frecker collection) - A glossy gelating silver print probably dating from the second quarter of the twentieth century. A pencilled inscription on the reverse of the mount reads Sister Clara's daughter / Astrid Lindholm / in Sweden.

post mortem photography

Teen Girl with Friends Teen girls, all dressed in white, pose with the casket of their friend / sister. Several of them are holding white handkerchiefs.

Victorian Post Mortem so sad what a beautiful little boy

Victorian Post Mortem so sad what a beautiful little boy (Colorized by me)

Memorial photography

Child on chair- postmortem

postmortem

Death Train robber Rube Burrow was a nationally infamous train-robber and outlaw in the Southern and Southwestern United States.

Postmortem CDV of Ella Maynard Shelburne Falls, MA

A pinner says, "Postmortem CDV of Young Lady Ella Maynard Shelburne Falls MA

stillborn twins

stillborn twins, this photo means a lot to me because i was a quadruplet and…

sleeping bride

Obsessed by the lust of Obscurity

Fairly unusual Momento Mori. Although 'in coffin' photos became more common in the later part of the 1800s, it was rare to take the photo at the graveside itself.

Although 'in coffin' photos became more common in the later part of the it was rare to take the photo at the graveside itself.

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