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Victorian Post-mortem Photography

Post-mortem photography was the practice of photographing the recently deceased, common in Victorian times. It strikes us as morbid today, but photographers were often commissioned by grieving families, and these photos were among a family’s most precious possessions. This was often the ONLY PHOTO the family had of the deceased person due to (1) the...

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A Love Letter

There are many possible purposes to a letter: to inform, to educate, to communicate feelings, to persuade, to vent, or to clarify one’s thoughts and emotions in one’s own mind. A ‘love letter’ is, of course, the most worthy of all letters, so I will begin with that. This then is a love letter to...

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