Vintage Post Card with Sleeping or Post-Mortem Baby
Vintage Post Card with Sleeping or Post-Mortem Baby

Vintage Post Card with Sleeping or Post-Mortem Baby

circa 1915.

Cards. 3 3/8" X 5 3/8" post card with sepia image of a baby asleep or possibly deceased in a small bed, bordered in protective bars, with lace-curtained window and small dresser in background. Chipping to corners of post card, with crease to edge, rubbing to edges and extremities, fingerprints and soiling to recto. Blank at verso, with toning and smudges. An interesting vintage post card. Post-mortem photography was popular in the 19th Century, but grew into a much less public practice by the 20th Century. Undated, circa 1915. Fair. Item #5974

Price: $15.00

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