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Victorian Post Mortem Photo of Two Women

Victorian Post Mortem Photo of Two Women

Regular price $225.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $225.00 USD
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Possibly one of the most beautiful post mortem photographs I’ve had in my care. This carte de visite from around 1870 depicts two women- they look like sisters- posed in the same coffin, their arms wrapped around each other, surrounded by flowers. No indication of who they were or how they passed, though my money would be on tuberculosis, a leading cause of death at this time. Sourced from New Hampshire, where it was originally taken. It’s sad to me that no inheritors are left to care for this poignant photo, but I know the girls will find a loving new home here. Condition is excellent; standard carte de visite size. 

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