14 Creepy Victorian Portraits of Dead Children that Will Not Let You Sleep

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Death is the normal process of nature.But is is never create pleasure in human heart when they lost their loving persons forever through death.No one want to capture this pathetic situation anymore,as if it will be the permanent burden for heart. But In the Victorian era it was customary to photograph dead people; For them, these images revealed the particular beauty of death. Death. Is it can be a part of beauty!!

#1 In the nineteenth century death was present in several ways

In the nineteenth century death was present in several ways

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There were too many rules about mourning, they were all very specific.

#2 That was when postmortem photography was created

That was when postmortem photography was created

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It had the purpose of preserving in memory the faces and bodies of the deceased, and preserving their essence. It was a chilling and, at the same time, beautiful way of seeing death. At this time the average age of life was 44 years, that if it was of middle class or high.

#3 6 out of 10 poor-class children died before age 5

6 out of 10 poor-class children died before age 5

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Therefore, corpses, funerals and mourning occurred in an ordinary way, something that today with the advancement of medicine is difficult for us to understand.

#4 Families gathered around the dying person

Families gathered around the dying person

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As his last words were very important, it was also the last chance of his relatives to see him alive.

#5 There was an obsession with death

There was an obsession with death

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For example, Queen Victoria (who gave her name at that time) kept mourning for the death of her husband Alberto for 40 years, and kept her bedroom as he had left it. A widow had to mourn for more than 2 years and had to wear clothes with colors that indicated how much she was in that state.

#6 In the 19th century photography was popularized

In the 19th century photography was popularized

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Which made it more economical to have a portrait done. Even so, the poor families could not afford to take photos, so the postmortem portrait was often the only one that was taken.

#7 Victorian fixation merged with photography

Victorian fixation merged with photography

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The postmortem portraits became part of Memento Mori , graphic symbolisms that remind you that life is temporary, and sooner or later you are going to die.

#8 People seem to be alive

People seem to be alive

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They are portrayed in interiors, in positions identical to those of common photographs, even, the faces are calm, with eyes open, sometimes smiling.

#9 Babies used to portray themselves as if they were asleep

Babies used to portray themselves as if they were asleep

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#10 Children with their favorite toys or in the arms of their parents

Children with their favorite toys or in the arms of their parents

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#11 Some were taken in groups and with their living brothers

Some were taken in groups and with their living brothers

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#12 They were perfecting

They were perfecting

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#13 It was veneration to the people they loved

It was veneration to the people they loved

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#14 A way to immortalize loved ones

A way to immortalize loved ones

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