The 1920s - 1940s are most interesting to me. There was the Roaring Twenties, Black Thursday, the Depression, Volstead Act, Women's History; the list goes on and on. I also find the Gregorian, Victorian, Edwardian era interesting as well. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Eyes on Vintage
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Post Mortem Photography
Victorian era parents posing with their deceased daughter.
Nineteenth-century photograph of a deceased child with flowers
The earliest post-mortem photographs are usually close-ups of the face or shots of the full body and rarely include the coffin. The subject is usually depicted so as to seem in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more lifelike. Children were often shown in repose on a couch or in a crib, sometimes posed with a favorite toy or other plaything. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs. Flowers were also a common prop in post-mortem photography of all types. Wikipedia