Tag: post-mortem photography

  • Oddly Fascinating Photos of the 'Living' Dead

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-10-30
    Oddly Fascinating Photos of the 'Living' Dead

    I've given everyone a fair bit of the fun side of Halloween, so now that we're counting down the hours to the spooky celebration, it's time for me to bring on the fright side. I have to warn you though--the photos you are about to see are potentially nightmare-inducing. If you're ready, read on to see some compelling photos of people you might not believe were already dead by the time they were photographed.

  • 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.

  • 'Beyond the Dark Veil' Highlights Macabre Victorian Practice

    written by chooolss on 2014-12-06 #news
    'Beyond the Dark Veil' Highlights Macabre Victorian Practice

    Get a glimpse of the haunting practice that dates back to the Victorian era through the haunting post-mortem and mourning photographs, as well as other related ephemera, documented in this upcoming book.