Modern post mortem photography – gallery

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3 Responses to Modern post mortem photography – gallery

  1. Sharon H says:

    It really is unusual to see these modern photos. Bet a lot of people would think a person was nuts to want to take a photo of the deceased in their coffin. I could even imagine some funeral directors thinking it odd as well. Yet this was relatively common decades ago, as we know.

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  3. juleigh says:

    I don’t think it’s nuts at all. Granted, I don’t know if I’d stand up and start snapping pictures in front of everybody, but I bet plenty of funeral directors are asked by the deceased’s loved ones for permission to take a few photos before the casket is closed, or perhaps just before viewing hours. In fact I’m sure funeral directors get a lot of requests that most people might think strange and it doesn’t bother them at all.

    Some of these photos still look a little “aged”. I would also be willing to bet these are probably not American? The style of the caskets in some of the photos makes me think that.

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