La forma en que los niños eran retratados adoptaba distintos formatos: a veces se simulaba que el niño estaba vivo y despierto; en otras ocasiones se daba la impresión de descanso y sueño; finalmente, se podrá preferir un formato mortuorio, estaba claro que se estaba frente a un cuerpo muerto.
The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography
The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography. whoa. one of the craziest things I've ever read. I did not know they did this.
Memento Mori child.
Is it weird ?: Post-Mortem Photography
Another death photo, the one in the front middle for sure, perhaps the one on the front right as well. These are actually quite common and frequently this was the only way to get your picture done unless you had money. It's called memento mori.
A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.