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    Default Hidden mothers in Victorian portraits

    Interesting and strange. I think I would rather have a picture with my children then have a throw over my head

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    WOW! I had never seen that before!
    i know when i took my babes to walmart for photos they had me hidden, but i had to keep my hand on the child at all times so they were safe.. but never so that you could see i was hiding!
    the victorian era sure was a strange time wasn`t it

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    Yep those are a little creepy. I was reading the comments at the bottom and apparently that is sometimes how they would do a “farewell“ to the child and have take a picture of the deceased child Interesting, but also very weird and a little unsettling.
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    That's creepy. lol
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    kind of creepy
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    not sure how or why its creepy.

    people today still do pictures where they are not shown in the picture (propping babies up for instance) its just more noticeable in the older pics due to the technolgy or lack there of back then.

    Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos

    those are death pics they did back then, I find it neat that they did that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingpretty View Post
    not sure how or why its creepy.

    people today still do pictures where they are not shown in the picture (propping babies up for instance) its just more noticeable in the older pics due to the technolgy or lack there of back then.

    Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos

    those are death pics they did back then, I find it neat that they did that
    The death ones freak me out. I find it unsettling,so I pretend they are all sleeping.

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    Very interesting indeed! I'm bookmarking that website to look through later.

    The Victorians were brilliantly grotesque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2markus View Post
    The death ones freak me out. I find it unsettling,so I pretend they are all sleeping.
    I did too untill I learned they did those photos becasue for many it was the only photo ever of that person

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingpretty View Post
    I did too untill I learned they did those photos becasue for many it was the only photo ever of that person
    Agree'd!

    Very interesting though!

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    I find them kinda creepy because the hidden person looks like a fake ghost LOL.
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    the baby or child death photo's break my heart

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    I think those are hilarious! Not that well hidden, which is why they're funny. Totally would do that myself.

    The death photos don't bother me at all. Sad, so very very sad. If they were covered in blood and grotesque somehow, I'd be bothered. But these are just mementos of a loved one.

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    I have many photos of my own mom with a blanket thrown over her head when we'd photograph my baby brother. She hated having her photo taken THAT badly. So it doesn't seem that odd to me.

    I would want a photo of my child if they died, but not in their coffin or something like that. In my arms, or their dad's arms, but not the deathbed or coffin. Like I doubt I'd need to photograph that to have it imbedded forever in my mind....it would be there forever.
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