This is the second part of photography post-mortem or " memento mori ". Some photos were very tasteful and the dead seemed to be asleep, but other families wanted to preserve the memory of their loved ones with open eyes, so often the photos were taken with the eyes closed and the eyes were painted after being developed.
In other cases, the dead body were photographed standing up using a special device, but this position wasn't so usual.
This photo was taken from outside because the whole family was in quarantine.
Two sisters, the one in the left is dead.
Very unusual photograph, where the mother is dead and the baby alive.
A whole dead family. Probably in some kind of accident, due to the condition of their faces.
Device used to place the body in stand up position:
The girl in the middle is dead.
More common photos:
Device to place the body in stand up position.
Here the father doesn't look so sad, which makes it a little weird.