Post-mortem Photography (7/7)

When the first ever camera Daguerreotype was invented in 1839, it made it possible for the families especially the middle-class families to have the photos of their dead ones. Since many families were not rich enough to afford the portraits so, photography was an easy and much cheaper alternative for them.

Post-mortem Photography

And since the childhood mortality during that time was extremely high, so using the daguerreotype to photograph the dead became a very common practice in Victorian Britain. The dead will be positioned to look like they are sleeping or are propped up in the chairs.

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