Unidentified infant

Unknown photographer

Circa 1865

Albumen print

4 x 3 inches

Source: Wikimedia

The subject and photographer are unknown, and it not known how this child met his maker. The photograph exemplifies the tasteful imagery of many post-mortem images of dead children. The elaborate frame reminds us of how treasured this representation must have been to the grieving parents. [Click on image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

  • The Remains of the Day: Death and Dying in Victorian Illustration
  • Text by Simon Cooke.

    Photograph reproduced under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence.