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Strange and Weird Victorian Pictures

One of these is not alive!
One of these is not alive!

The Victorians, as we know we’re a little bit weird! Not only was it the time of great adventure, but it was also the time of bizzare behaviour.

The Victorians loved photography, and would take family snaps as often as they could afford – but photographers were expensive.

The fixation on family pictures, and the extreme cost involved prompted a weird craze – photographing your dead relatives in strange poses.

A family snap
A family snap

Enterprising publishers even produced booklets on how to position the dead, to make them look alive in a picture!

Follow these easy steps, sir.
Follow these easy steps, sir.

It was only the introduction of cheaper cameras that halted this craze (although it appears the modern internet has rekindled it a little!)

So which is the live one?
So which is the live one?
Say "cheese".....
Say “cheese”…..

Another famous “dead” picture

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