The Victorian Era was a rather morbid time in human history. Among the most unsettling conventions of the age was the practice of postmortem photography (that’s, photographing the dead). By now”s standards, this is would be rather taboo, but at the time it was viewed as rather standard.
That doesn”t mean that seeing those photos now makes them any less creepy, in fact it probably makes them even more creepy. Here are 21 of the most unsettling cases of Victorian postmortem photos we’re able to find. Warning. #13 might actually freak you outside.
1. Contrary to being creepy, these passing pictures were meant to function as mementos of the deceased family member.
2. Many photographers attempted to make their subjects appear living due to that.
3. Photographers used various tricks to make their subjects appear more life like.
4. Among the most common ways they did this was presenting individuals with their favourite things (like this guy in a seat with his dogs).
5. Or this girl here with her toys.
6. Occasionally, photographers would try and make it seem like the dead person was sleeping.
7. Here, the dead girl on the end has been propped up with an apparatus that is unique.
8. See how the photographer has placed the guy”s arm to be able to support the head?
9. Find the unusual spot of the drape behind the lad? It”s likely there was someone behind it holding the lad”s head up.
10. Here this little girl is sitting sideways on the seat so the apparatus propping up her is hidden.
11. She seems not dead in this image.
12. See anything odd about the backdrop? This girl is sitting on someone”s lap. While the picture was shot the man held her.