This was a card at Target.
I laughed for fucking ever.
Inbox me your usernames.
“Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive! If you really wanna get tough, grow a Vagina! Those things take a pounding!”
In the nineteenth century, a morbid and curious custom has spread to various parts of the world: the photos were ”Post Mortem”.
”Post Mortem” comes from Latin, meaning after death.
The photos ”Post Mortem” apparently originated in England, when Queen Victoria asked to photograph the corpse of an acquaintance or a relative, so she can keep as a souvenir.
soon after, this idea spread around the world, keeping a morbid reminder of loved ones that have passed on.
Even today, as strange as it may seem, some places still have this custom.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead.
This is a classic example of photographic art.
Notice the hands
for people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.
the girl in this picture has her eyes open, but in some cases the photographer will paint pupils on the eye lids to make it seem like they are wide awake
Images have been manipulated since the camera was invented, long before the faux vintage filters of instagram took over the world. Next month the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens an exhibit entitled Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. Featuring hundreds of photographs from the 1840s through the 1990s, it is the first major exhibition devoted to “the history of manipulated photography before the digital age.” Before computers photos were altered using a variety of techniques, including multiple exposure (taking two or more pictures on a single negative), combination printing (producing a single print from elements of two or more negatives), photomontage, overpainting and retouching the negative or print. In the 1990s I studied photography for a few years in high school and college, and used a lot of these older methods with no training whatsoever in image-editing and other software programs. The last decade shows how much photography has changed in such a short amount of time.
Jack Pierce. Karloff