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June Pelo
05-10-13, 19:04
I have mail from several people who received pictures from Finland of their deceased relatives in their casket.. these were taken in the early 1900s. They asked if was a common practice to take pictures like that? Does anyone know?

Karen Norwillo
06-10-13, 18:22
June,
I know it was common here in the US. I have pictures of my husband's great-uncle and his baby brother who died in 1940's in Wilkes-Barre. I know it was commom much earlier in the late 1800's out West.

June Pelo
06-10-13, 19:07
I found this online... seems to have been a practice used during Victorian times:
https://www.google.com/#q=photographing+dead+people+in+caskets+pictures

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270169/Post-mortem-photography-Morbid-gallery-reveals-Victorians-took-photos-DEAD-relatives-posing-couches-beds-coffins.html

kivinen1
08-10-13, 00:42
We have several of those in some box somewhere, and we also have photos of my father in his casket.