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“Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People? In the and early century, postmortem photography was as normal as prom photos.

“Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?

In the 19th and early 20th century, postmortem photography was as normal as prom photos.

Photos kept in family show Che Guevara after he was killed

Photos kept in family show Che Guevara after he was killed

WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS: A man has revealed how photos showing Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's dead body in Bolivia wound up with his family in Spain.

Post mortemA genuine standing corpse or True Scotsman.

Post mortem

Bonnie Parker in casket after funeral home's restoration work.

B & C corpses

Some claim they buried a wax figure.

Elvis Presley

Empress Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) Mother of Tsar Nicholas II.

Grete, only 13 years, in her coffin

Grete, only 13 years, in her coffin

This is al capone after his death. Despite the violence he was a part of he died a very peaceful death

Al Capone. In one of the several biographies I read about Al Capone, the author made mention that during Al's time at Alcatraz, an evangelist was allowed to preach there. When he gave the invitation at the end, for those who felt led to do so, a mind-dishelved Al Capone shuffled forward to ask Jesus Christ to forgive him and come into his heart and be his Savior and Lord. Al's mind, due to syphilis contracted around age 14, had given him the mind of a 12 year old. It's never too late.

Trying on your death shroud for a photo so you could see what you looked like was not uncommon

Samantha younger girl wearing her death shrowl. Sad but common in Victorian england

*CIVIL WAR ~ It looks like a scene from World War I, but this photograph shows dead Confederates in the trenches at Petersburg, Va. Confederate States Of America, America Civil War, American War, American History, War Image, War Photography, Civil War Photos, World War I, Military History

Top 20 Great US Civil War Photographs - Listverse

If you ever saw Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary, you might recall it mentioned during the final episode how many photos, daguerreotypes and tintypes were destroyed after the war. Some were used as glass for greenhouses. Among those that survive, though, are some pretty startling ones. (At least for nerdy historians like me.) This

Dennis Stock - James Dean poses in a casket in a funeral parlor in Fairmount, Indiana, in seven months before he died

Before he was famous: Rare pictures of Hollywood icon James Dean

Largely unseen photographs from a 1955 LIFE magazine shoot peel back the carefully constructed portrait of a troubled artist to reveal James Dean to be as comfortable back home on the family farm as he was practicing the plié in a dance studio.

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, Queen of Wurrtemburg.

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Queen of Wurttemberg

Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people from the observation deck of The University of Texas at Austin on August after murdering his wife and mother, and before being shot by Austin police.

Charles Whitman | Photos

Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people from the observation deck of The University of Texas at Austin on August 1, 1966, after murdering his wife and mother, and before being shot by Austin police.

The day after his execution on October Guevara's corpse was displayed to the world press in the laundry house of the Vallegrande hospital. Ernesto "Che" Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary.

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“The corpse of Che Guevara, on display for the press the day after his death”

31 Colorized Vintage Crime Scene Photos That Bring A Violent Past Back To Life

31 Vintage Crime Scene Photos Brought To Life In Stunning Color