Post-mortem Photography

Post-mortem photography is often difficult for modern-day audiences to understand. Why would anyone want a photograph memorializing their deceased loved one while he or she is propped up on chair or lying on their deathbed? Like many other historical artifacts, understanding these photos requires an understanding of the surrounding culture, context and era...

The History of Post-Mortem Photography →

Victorian Photographs

Victorian photographs and post-mortem photography sort of go hand-in-hand. With the invention of the daguerreotype, photography became faster, easier and more affordable. Memories, it seemed, could finally be preserved outside of one's own imagination...

A Brief History of Victorian Photographs →