Still Life

In most Victorian post-mortem photography, the deceased was shown peacefully sleeping. In deaths involving children, post-mortem photography was especially precious since little or no pictures were taken before their death. (..) Most pictures were thought to be a keepsake rather than an alarming reminder of short mortality.

Recommended listening: J.S.B in a minor key, specifically BWV 565 and 538.

Happy Samhuinn.

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