Tag: memento mori

  • Memento Mori: Spooky Post Mortem Photography

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-06-21
    Memento Mori: Spooky Post Mortem Photography

    During the Victorian Era, people honored and immortalized their dearly departed in a unique and rather eerie way--by photographing them moments after death. Take a look at some interesting post-mortem photographs that will make your hairs stand on end.

  • Memento Mori: Women

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-10-28
    Memento Mori: Women

    The practice of post-mortem photography in the Victorian Era made it possible for some women to look their best until the very last moment. For today's Memento Mori installment, lets take a look at some portraits of women who remained beautifully serene even in death.

  • Memento Mori: Men

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-10-24
    Memento Mori: Men

    A few months ago, we introduced you to the eerie practice of Post-Mortem Photography, also known as Memento Mori. It must have caught you off-guard last time, so now, we're giving a warning--the photos and stories after the jump are not for the faint-hearted. Let's start the series with portraits of men, taken shortly after their passing.

  • Memento Mori: Children

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-01
    Memento Mori: Children

    For the last installment of the Memento Mori series, we're featuring some of the most poignant post-mortem photographs of children and infants. The selection, containing twice as much as those of men and women, is dedicated to the observance of Day of the Dead and Day of the Innocents.