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A Victorian Death Portrait

Before burying their loved ones for good, grieving relatives in the Victorian era would honor the deceased by photographing the corpse in what look like otherwise normal portraits. These Victorian death portraits were surprisingly common, especially when the deceased was a child. This tragic image, for example, was taken in 1855 and features a young boy holding a flower and his favorite toy.

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