Trans somnia

Image collector

(Source: gothic-horror, via pupa-antiqua)

pupa-antiqua:

The Sleepless Child (por ElfGoblin)

pupa-antiqua:

The Sleepless Child (por ElfGoblin)

la-pitonisa-tropical:

Sweet Heart by »Christian Schloe«
pupa-antiqua:

liquidnight:

Southworth & Hawes
Alice Mary Hawes or Marion Augusta Hawes
circa 1850s
From The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

pupa-antiqua:

liquidnight:

Southworth & Hawes

Alice Mary Hawes or Marion Augusta Hawes

circa 1850s

From The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

saveflowers1:

Art by Herbert Cole (c 1913) from FAIRY GOLD.

saveflowers1:

Art by Herbert Cole (c 1913) from FAIRY GOLD.

(via pupa-antiqua)

pupa-antiqua:

The girl by the window (por smokey lace)

pupa-antiqua:

The girl by the window (por smokey lace)

mortisia:

Post-mortem photography (also known as memorial portraiture, memento mori or mourning portraits) is the practice of photographing the recently deceased. 

The invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 made portraiture much more commonplace, as many of those who were unable to afford the commission of a painted portrait could afford to sit for a photography session. This cheaper and quicker method also provided the middle class with a means for memorialising dead loved ones. These photographs served as keepsakes to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had. 

(via insidi-ous)

vintagemarlene:

kathlyn ardell (www.doctormacro.com)
yama-bato:

 Yoi Crosse by Oishi Kuranosuke