AverageAmericanGuy: The word you're looking for, subby, is 'prudish'. A 'prude' is someone who is 'prudish'.
rynthetyn: In the Victorian era those portraits made sense, photography was expensive and a death portrait was quite possibly the only way to have any portrait of the departed loved one.People taking photos now is something I don't understand. When my grandparents died my uncle took casket photos, but I just don't see how that's the memory you want to have when you have so many other photographic records.
Coelacanth: I met a local woman through Facebook who collects those damned things. She's a Goth MILF, but she's got postmortem portraits everywhere in her house, and some tools of the trade like this adjustable wrought iron stand that held a body in a standing position. I can't abide those things and I go to great lengths to avoid running into her.
pete1729: i submit for your approval "The Romance Of Lust" by Anonymous to counter your charge of victorian prudishness.Not safe to even Google.
danceswithwombats: Calm down, people. It's going to be OK. Adrian Chen is on this.
propasaurus: danceswithwombats: Calm down, people. It's going to be OK. Adrian Chen is on this.I'm sorry your kiddie porn was taken away. No, wait, I'm not.
Mare_Imbrium: It isn't as taboo as they think. Actually when parents have a stillborn baby or a baby who dies shortly after birth it is encouraged that they take pictures if they want to.
A Terrible Human: Mare_Imbrium: It isn't as taboo as they think. Actually when parents have a stillborn baby or a baby who dies shortly after birth it is encouraged that they take pictures if they want to.Also wombats I think you posted in the wrong thread but then again there was a subreddit called r/deadjailbait so maybe not?
rynthetyn: In the Victorian era those portraits made sense, photography was expensive and a death portrait was quite possibly the only way to have any portrait of the departed loved one.
Basily Gourt: Do Not BlockTrack Plus blocked 18 trackers on that site.FTFMGhostery blocked 20.I think that's a personal best.Gawd damn hippies!
No Such Agency: AverageAmericanGuy:These families should have taken a picture while their daughter was alive, but only now in death do they realize how those precious moments of life were fleeting and were taken for granted. It's their way of being tourists, of grabbing hold of something which is no longer theirs to hold. A cheap plastic souvenir of lost chances.O_O
KrispyKritter: my Mom told me stories of deceased relatives displayed in the parlor when she was a child. there was no air conditioning so fresh flowers were brought in daily to fight the aroma. my Dad told me it would often take relatives days to arrive after receiving the news. many still traveled by horse and train back then. Dad also told me male children would sometimes be dressed in feminine fashion for their first few years depending on the Mothers whims. Mom told me they took photos with the deceased for rememberances and to send to relatives overseas who would not be able to attend.
XplodedSynapses: The pictures of the babbies were the worst ones i ever saw.i lost a cousin to a seemingly random shooting over two years ago. There were family members who took pictures of him laying in the casket. i was mortified.i never wanted to remember him laying dead in his casket./To each their own, i guess.
Coming on a Bicycle: People in the Victorian era weren't prudish - it's a very common misconception.
gibbon1: rynthetyn: In the Victorian era those portraits made sense, photography was expensive and a death portrait was quite possibly the only way to have any portrait of the departed loved one.There is a guy who collects old undeveloped film and teases the pictures out of the old rolls. He commented that people of modest means often took one photo of something important. So you have these rolls where each photo is months sometimes years apart.Found FilmLink
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