Far-Out Friday: Memento Mori (It Was A Victorian Thing)

Memento_Mori3Today it sounds kinda creepy, but post-mortem pictures were not uncommon, especially during the Victorian era.  I’m not talking about taking pictures of the dearly departed in their casket – that is practiced even today as a way to have closure when a loved one passes.  The term used for the practice is “memento mori”, which in Latin means “remember death.”

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