dimanche 24 mars 2013

Sleeping Angels

Photographing dead children was a common practice years ago during Late Victorian & Early Edwardian times.  Infant & child deaths were very common. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal.  Grief stricken parents, as a memento, would pay a photographer to take a photo of the dead child's corpse, sometimes propping it up and painting the eyelids to make the deceased appear alive.  The disturbing pictures here are only a few examples of this practice.


Source ; http://slightlywarped.com

2 commentaires:

  1. the faces of some parents are models of grief, sadness gives.

    1. I use to think the same thing... It's an habit of the past, but still look creepy a little bit to me ! :/