What do you think of the idea of posing for a photograph with a dead family member?
During the late Victorian and Edwardian times, photographing dead children was a common practice. Back in those days, medicine was not as advanced as modern ones. Thus, even sickness which is fairly common today could be fatal to infants. Hence, the high mortality rate where up to 3, 4 and even 6 children in a single family died from sickness. Now, we would hardly see such things around us. Thank modern science and technology.