Back in 1839 with the type of photography called the daguerreotype was first invented we saw how people would use this process to immortalise their dead. But incredibly I found out when i did research on this subject that actually they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby’s body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet.
One lady who makes amazing poster designs is – madame talbot and she also does a victorian lowbrow version of this by making her own feotal mouring dolls! I just love these!