The Post-mortem photography never ceases to amaze those who happen to gaze upon them. The sensations that they elicit is not only sadness, but also trepidation. Though eery to many of the modern age who studies them, they were accepted as a normal and quite popular practice. The picture here attracts one’s attention to not only the dead family, but also to the injuries that the family seems to have. They are propped on the bed as if they are simply sleeping together, but what we seem to be looking is probably a murder scene, or probably a murder-suicide. Is this a premature form of capturing the murder scene in pictures, which will be quite common today?
Also, I am quite curious about when this practice of photographing the dead in this way ceased? Do we still have a practice in Western modern society that is similar?