SAD PHOTOGRAPH OF A BABY IN A COFFIN SURROUNDED BY GRIEVING FAMILY

I apologize to any Cabinet Card Gallery visitors who find this photograph upsetting or offensive. It is important to keep in mind that post mortem photographs such as this one, were not produced for voyeuristic purposes. Instead, these images were made for families to preserve their memories of their deceased loved ones. Nevertheless, I recognize that these photos are often upsetting to viewers, and in fact, no matter how many post mortem images I have seen, they still stir up a lot of sad emotions for me. The previous owner of this photograph reports that it was taken in Russia in the mid 1920’s. Pictured in the image is a baby in a small coffin covered by flowers, surrounded by grieving family. The mourners are dressed in dark winter clothing indicating that the photograph may have been taken outdoors.

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  1. Hello,

    No problems here. Thank you for sharing these historic images and connecting us to the human journey.

    Leftheri

    On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:01 PM, THE CABINET CARD GALLERY wrote:

    > bmarshphd posted: ” I apologize to any Cabinet Card Gallery visitors who > find this photograph upsetting or offensive. It is important to keep in > mind that post mortem photographs such as this one, were not produced for > voyeuristic purposes. Instead, these images were mad” >

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    • Thank you for sending the links. Unfortunately, I am unable to figure out how to open them on my computer. If there is a way to email them to me I would be appreciative. My email address is cabinetcardgallery @gmail.com. Thanks again. bruce

  3. Nothing sad about a caring family.


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