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The Victorian Era was a pretty morbid time in human history. One of the most unsettling traditions of the era was the practice of post-mortem photography (that is, photographing the dead). By today’s standards, this is would be pretty taboo, but at the time it was seen as quite normal.
That doesn’t mean that seeing those pictures now makes them any less creepy, in fact it probably makes them even more creepy. Here are 21 of the most unsettling examples of Victorian post-mortem photography we could find.
1. Contrary to being creepy, these death photographs were meant to serve as mementos of the deceased loved one.
7. Here, the dead girl on the end is being propped up with a special device.
9.) Notice the odd position of the curtain behind the boy? It’s likely there was someone behind it holding the boy’s head up.