I’m fascinated with over-the-top Mourning Rituals and Mourning Photography from around the Victorian Era.
I love morbid photographs of the deceased, the coffin side posing, the grave side family groups etc.
For some really intriguing, but weird, mourning photographs, race over here. So cool!
Victorian Mourning Photography via onelondonone: Victorian Mourning Photography.
…. advent of photographs, and especially daguerreotypes in 1839, made portraiture available to everyone and it was soon adapted for mourning purposes, with Queen Victoria embracing the medium wholeheartedly. Due to published images of Queen Victoria and her family in mourning for Prince Albert like those below, it soon became the vogue to have photos made of oneself in mourning.