This week we will look at some photos that were taken as memorials. Post-mortem photography took many forms.
This is a copy of a photo that was made into a postcard…most likely to mail to family members far away. This postcard is from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. The Cyko postcard is from 1904 to 1920.
Flowers, streamers and bows with a photograph propped up in the center. One of the streamers says Our Dahling.
Possibly a child.
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s people seemed to have a better acceptance of death. Funerals were often held in the home, in the front parlor. Sometimes that photo is the only one they had of the person who died.
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