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Sleeping Beauty: Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Memorial photography was a method to deal with grief in Victorian times. People were not usually photographed in life, so their loved ones wanted a memorial: a last look.

It was a way to honor and cherish their loved ones after death, to have a lasting memory. Death from disease was common.

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography

Grief, Bereavement and the Family in Memorial Photography