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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Extremely strange: Gallery of Victorian post-mortem photography

Go to io9 and see the whole thing.
After the invention of daguerrotype, the memorializing habits of people have changed: they've chosen the cheap, higher quality photographs instead of expensive and not so lifelike paintings. Painting dead people was common for centuries, so it's no surprise that, in the Victorian Era, post-mortem photos also came into fashion. Here are some of the strangest ones.

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