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