why do people take pictures of the dead

Most of us wouldn t even consider bringing a camera to a funeral, but most of us aren t Victorians. The Victorian Era was full of strange customs, etiquettes, and traditions, and their manner of grieving the dearly departed was no exception. In this dark era, photographing the dead was as common as bringing flowers to a funeral. In fact, when a family member died, the first step was not to seek out a coroner or a mortician, because there were more pressing matters to attend to. First things first, they called a photographer. The guy on the right has already met his maker. A Victorian photographer deliberately posed this photo to ensure that it would resemble a pose that the twins mightБve struck while they were still both aliveБBefore you judge the Victorians, remember: Photography and camera equipment was very expensive Б as expensive as our pricey modern day funerals.


Many families couldnБt pay photographers to take pictures of their kids and relatives that frequently. Thus, death was often the occasion that prompted paying for a pricey photographerБ
But thatБs not the ONLY type of creepy Victorian photography trick we know about!


Most of us wouldn t even consider bringing a camera to a funeral, but most of us aren t Victorians. The Victorian Era was full of strange customs, etiquettes, and traditions, and their manner of grieving the dearly departed was no exception. In this dark era, photographing the dead was as common as bringing flowers to a funeral. In fact, when a family member died, the first step was not to seek out a coroner or a mortician, because there were more pressing matters to attend to. First things first, they called a photographer. The guy on the right has already met his maker.


A Victorian photographer deliberately posed this photo to ensure that it would resemble a pose that the twins mightБve struck while they were still both aliveБBefore you judge the Victorians, remember: Photography and camera equipment was very expensive Б as expensive as our pricey modern day funerals. Many families couldnБt pay photographers to take pictures of their kids and relatives that frequently. Thus, death was often the occasion that prompted paying for a pricey photographerБ But thatБs not the ONLY type of creepy Victorian photography trick we know about!

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