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ca. 1848, daguerreotype portrait of two children with their toys ... The boy appears deceased.

ca. 1848, daguerreotype portrait of two children with their toys ... The boy appears deceased.

Post Mortem Photography: sometimes they let the eyes open to let the deceased look alive. You can easily see there is no life in those eyes. Via Flickr.

Post Mortem Photography: sometimes they let the eyes open to let the deceased look alive. You can easily see there is no life in those eyes. Via Flickr.

A boy in a sailors middy, positioned on a bed with flowers strewn about him. There doesn't appear to be any effort to make him look like he is just resting.

A boy in a sailors middy, positioned on a bed with flowers strewn about him. There doesn't appear to be any effort to make him look like he is just resting.

Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid…

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Burial hands.The body of a one-year-old boy who died of dehydration is prepared for burial at Jalozai refugee camp.The child's family,originally from North Afghanistan,had sought refuge in Pakistan from political instability and the consequences of drought.The family gave the photographer permission to attend as they washed and wrapped his body in a white funeral shroud, according to Muslim tradition. In the overcrowded Jalozai camp of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan endured squalid…

There is a posting stand behind the child in the dark cape who is standing. The seated child seems terribly unhappy with having to take this picture, too.

There is a posting stand behind the child in the dark cape who is standing. The seated child seems terribly unhappy with having to take this picture, too.

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