In the nineteenth century,amorbid andcuriouscustomhas spread tovariousparts of the world:the photoswere”PostMortem”. ”PostMortem”comes from Latin, meaningafter death.
The photos”PostMortem” apparentlyoriginatedin England,when QueenVictoria askedtophotographthe corpse ofan acquaintanceora relative,so she can keepas a souvenir. soon after, this idea spreadaround the world, keeping amorbidreminder of loved ones that have passed on.
Eventoday,as strange asit may seem, some placesstillhavethis custom.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.
This is a classic example of photographic art.
Notice the hands
for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.
the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake
Another really creepy custom around the same time in the US (perhaps also other places, I can’t say) was to continue painting deceased children into family portraits—and aging the dead children. So if a child died at age five and they had a family portrait done seven years later, they would paint an imagined twelve-year-old version of the child.
I nearly cried with terror when I did notice the hands.
Morning Beast Coffee Mug by Ron Free / The Big Duluth Creative Studio
Morning is the most evilest part of the day, it’s commonly known in folklore as “The Devil’s Time” and where 99% of my homicidal thoughts take place. Ron Free makes a wide range snarling, scowling, and generally sardonic looking clay mugs, ready to share your disdain for all things morning.