Oh, Whimsical Me!
30lbsofgamgee:

apiphile:

heavywoodenbox:

beelzebosss:

In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”.”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones that have passed on.Even today, as strange as it may seem, some places still have this custom.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.
This is a classic example of photographic art. 
Notice the hands

for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.

the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake

Welp I imagine this was in no way disturbing for the live girl sitting next to her.

Super creepy.

Considering the fact that i hated the idea of family members taking pictures of my grandpa while in his casket, i can’t understand why i find THIS so fascinating.

30lbsofgamgee:

apiphile:

heavywoodenbox:

beelzebosss:

In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were Post Mortem.
Post Mortem comes from Latin, meaning after death.

The photos Post Mortem apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.
soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones that have passed on.

Even today, as strange as it may seem, some places still have this custom.

The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.

This is a classic example of photographic art. 

Notice the hands

for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.

the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake

Welp I imagine this was in no way disturbing for the live girl sitting next to her.

Super creepy.

Considering the fact that i hated the idea of family members taking pictures of my grandpa while in his casket, i can’t understand why i find THIS so fascinating.

  1. minnaloushe-royal reblogged this from camiixlove
  2. camiixlove reblogged this from mangosarenottheonlyfruit
  3. awesomepudding reblogged this from caddies
  4. bellasingsong reblogged this from kandinskyflowers
  5. kathrynoliviaaa reblogged this from kandinskyflowers
  6. kandinskyflowers reblogged this from saltysalmonella
  7. knivesenough-toleavescars reblogged this from saltysalmonella
  8. hetalia-just-cuz reblogged this from spoopyamurica
  9. spoopyamurica reblogged this from goodkingnamor
  10. uzidaemon reblogged this from yurilu-remade309js341h8d7hs83
  11. ferra-itt reblogged this from thearabian-guardian-of-fun
  12. tinycatfeet reblogged this from saltysalmonella
  13. skarawksmichelle reblogged this from freightrains
  14. seniorincollege-nothighschool reblogged this from therevolutionisnevercoming
  15. th3pinkbandit reblogged this from madgesgoldpin
  16. somepeoplearejustborntobequeen reblogged this from springtime-for-hitler-n-germany
  17. youhavenomessages reblogged this from drspencergraygubler
  18. ella-the-elf reblogged this from waddupitskatrina
  19. modrockerbee reblogged this from dickgaysxn
  20. stomachblushing reblogged this from tr0picalscum
  21. waddupitskatrina reblogged this from womboftheworld
  22. drspencergraygubler reblogged this from bibliophilismiscool
  23. herblunt reblogged this from womboftheworld
  24. bibliophilismiscool reblogged this from a-mericachavez
  25. mscongyniality reblogged this from doctor-could-be-bisexual
  26. a-mericachavez reblogged this from springtime-for-hitler-n-germany
  27. mytangledbeing reblogged this from springtime-for-hitler-n-germany
  28. madamtwinkxavia reblogged this from springtime-for-hitler-n-germany
  29. seraphsword-seraphs reblogged this from springtime-for-hitler-n-germany
  30. django-smith reblogged this from springtime-for-hitler-n-germany