Morbid gallery reveals how Victorians took photos of their DEAD relatives posing on couches, beds and even in coffins
Post-mortem photography was popular among the middle class in the late 19th century
Some subjects had their eyes propped open to give the effect that they were still alive
By Nick Enoch
PUBLISHED: 11:51 EST, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:47 EST, 29 January 2013
Dressed in his Sunday best, a Victorian gentleman with a faraway look in his eyes sits in a chair while his photograph is taken.
But if his posture seems rather unnatural, it is for good reason. He is dead.
These remarkable pictures show the morbid way that the deceased were remembered in the late 19th century
The Victorians experimented with different types of photography - and even took snaps of dead relatives
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