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Vintage Photo 42 - Post Mortem by Falln-Stock Vintage Photo 42 - Post Mortem by Falln-Stock
This is one of the most cherished photos i have in my collection.
This is a Tin Type (tin photo), Post Mortem Photograph. (yes, that means the little boy in the photo is deceased. the photo was taken after he passed away.)
The little boy was about 3 or 4 when he passed away. The photo was most likely taken the day of his funeral/burial. Unfortunately, i do not know his name.
I love post mortem photography, i find it to be very intriguing.
(I dont want to hear any 'ew gross' comments, take them somewhere else!!)

I purchased him at a huge antique sale in Kansas.

I collect antique/vintage photographs.
the copyright on photos expires after 50 years. i am scanning photos i have collected for you to use in your works (just follow the rules in my journal).
This collection of vintage photos were taken between 1870 and 1940
(any other info i know about the photo will be shared ^_~ )

This stock is free to use.
If you use it link it back to me (as in give me credit for the stock with a link =Falln-Stock or my icon in the description)
& note me with a link of the pic you used it in.
I would like to see what you used my stock for ^_^
*for further rules check my journal*
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Rhumboogie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Hello i used this to help me with a drawing

Thnak you.
DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
To a mother she doesn't see a dead body. She just sees her child.
CHLI Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's weird about this is that 5 minutes ago, I was reading about these type of photos.
ElenaHelfrecht Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Featured in the Art Asylum's Journal: [link]
ThePhotoTraveler Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
I redo vintage photos. I find the photos interesting. I have come across many post mortem photos mostly of children. When I first seen them, I thought how creepy. But, now I understand that for a lot of people these photos were just part of their way to remember the deceased especially since there were a lot of people who had limited access to photography at the time. The photos of the children still make me sad.
Abaddona Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
They still do this for stillborns. Someone recommended it to me as a job, but there's no way I could do it without being an emotional wreck, it's so sad..this shot he doesn't look dead :(
benitaisok Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
does he haunt you?
Falln-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Should he?
amethystmoonsong Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Photographer
I used your inspirational stock here:
Thank You :iconbeauroseplz:
ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
That's.... depressing.......
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