June 7, 2016
Death Photography From the 19th Century
In the 19th Century it was a common practice in many countries, including England and the United States, to photograph a deceased loved one. Often the family member who had died was placed with the rest of the family for one final family photograph. Children especially were often memorialized in this fashion.
Taken from life: The unsettling art of death photography is a fascinating look at this custom from BBC News journalist .
Photo credit: Screenshot from BBC News article at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-36389581