Victorian Corpse Photography

Dr. Fong Says:
Things have been a little macabre around here lately. It must be getting close to Halloween.


"This is something creepy just in time for Halloween! Back in Victorian times, it was, from what I understand, fairly common to prop up dead people and take their pictures; often times with their surviving family members."

Link to a gallery of lots more images

5 Comments:

Osiris said...

Yeap, just in time for All Hallows Eve and the following Day of the Dead. We can and will bring this type of photography back nto the mainstream.

So Dr Fong, what manner of human sacrifice will you be engaging in this year?

Dr. Fong said...

Well, I was considering building a 30 foot bronze pumpkin to fill with hot coals and small children.

Osiris said...

Boiling them while still alive in a cauldron of oil is a better choice IMO.

They taste better that way......

Osiris said...

I for one LOVE corpses. They don't complain and you can do whatever you want with them... ;)

Lizzie B. said...

I worked for an antique shop that had some specialty in these types of portraits as well as Victorian funereal jewelry made from the dead person's hair. Now that was creepy!