Those wacky Victorians!

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Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Andybev01 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:10 pm

I've seen many examples of these funeral photos before but this one totally creeped me out.

It's bad enough that his eyes are still open, but the angle makes it seem as if he is just rising up to come after the viewer.

I couldn't sleep with that hanging in my living room.

If you find any of these century old wonders feel free to share them here.
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Spookymufu » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:12 pm

if they had zombie movies back then, people wouldnt have done that...
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby ancient whitelighter » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:21 pm

Gruesome, and grotesque, to be sure Image
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby witchy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:40 pm

Okay That just gives me the willy's!!!!!!!
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Rising Dead Man » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:46 pm

I just saw those recently. I can't remember if it was a book or a website I saw it on, but it had a bunch of creepy corpse photos. I'll try and remember and show it off here.

Fun Fact: Those eyes are painted on the lids.
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Andybev01 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:31 am

Yuck, I wonder who got that job.
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby MacPhantom » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:38 am

I'd like to get my hands on a copy of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Secure-Shadow-Death-Photography-America/dp/0262681099/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272040601&sr=1-1

I'm thinking it would give me some wicked nightmares, though.

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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Andybev01 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:50 am

A friend of mine, whose family is in the funeral biz, takes coffin portraits at their relatives funerals.
I suppose it isn't that uncommon even in the 21st century.
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby MacPhantom » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:12 am

But the mourners don't pose with the corpse, do they?

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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Andybev01 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:28 am

Good point. No, not tat I have seen, any way.

I was looking through one of heir numerous family albums and lo and behold, there was his fathers pic from 1999. I almost tossed my cookies.
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby MacPhantom » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:39 am

You'd think they'd have a separate album for that... :?

"Here's Billy on his first day of Kindergarten! And here's Susie picking flowers! Oh, and here's Uncle Clem, dead in his coffin!"

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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Rising Dead Man » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:43 am

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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Andybev01 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:45 am

Death is the great social equalizer, so I think it is appropriate to include it in the record of someone's life, but I do think a little 'head-up' would be in order.
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby Spookymufu » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:56 am

MacPhantom wrote:I'd like to get my hands on a copy of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Secure-Shadow-Death-Photography-America/dp/0262681099/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272040601&sr=1-1

I'm thinking it would give me some wicked nightmares, though.

if you get it and after you read it, send it to me to read.....then I'll send it to Andy, and so on and so on.......:)
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Re: Those wacky Victorians!

Postby MacPhantom » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:19 pm

Can do, as long as you're willing to sign a waiver absolving me of responsibility should you happen to develop a case of the heebie jeebies... :shock:

And if I can bring myself to pay a hundred fifty bucks to look at pictures of dead people. :?


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