In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”.
”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.
The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.
soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones that have passed on.
Even today, as strange as it may seem, some places still have this custom.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.
This is a classic example of photographic art.
Notice the hands
for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.
the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake
Have some historical, non-fiction creepypasta.
I’ve studied about these pictures not too long ago.
One of the reasons they were so popular was that, while protography started to become popular at that time, it was still expensive, and sometimes the families couldn’t pay for take pictures of their children or other relatives often. So, they did it when said people died so, this way, they would have at least one memento of them.
Sometimes, the photos themselves were painted, to make the corpses look a little more “alive”. A lot of manipulation techniques were used.
over 3 decades of groundbreaking advances in information technology and now here we are
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i dont know but http://www.ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.com/ is pretty amusing
http://www.ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.com/ IS CATS STUCK IN BOXES THIS IS FANTASTIC
coke you silly silly bastards
There’s sixty fucking two of them
they stopped at sixty two
this is why coke beats pepsi
When I accidentaly reblog Gryles-stuff on my personl blog. Oops. Sorry. If you’re interested in my shipping-madness, or you’re into the radio 1 Breakfast Team or more specifically Nick Grimshaw then you can follow my sideblog wearecharmingandloveable.tumblr.com :)
But just imagine like a One Day gryles au where nick and Harry dont really talk anymore because of tour and nick’s getting increasingly more tv/radio work and they’re both just so busy with their own lives and the press coverage over their friendship relationship was just getting too much. But…
There is one of those or at least very similar, it’s also a really really good fanfic! http://archiveofourown.org/works/647711
One thing I will never understand about Tumblr. Having an opinion that goes againts the mainstream opinion in a tag is considered “hate”. Seriously??? Have you ever felt true hate? ever been hated? Despised? Bullied? Abused? No? I didn’t think so. Most people on here have not, for those of you who have: I’m truly sorry, I’ve been there. On tumblr people throw around the word “hate” too much and take it way too lightly.