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Mother holds deceased baby
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (45 / 11)
How do we know the baby is deceased and not sleeping? The floral arrangement is a clue. The young mother has a "resigned" expression; that is one of the most interesting aspects of the image. The baby, who has inherited her mother's face, has neither a feeling of rest nor of animation. This empty sadness gives this an expressive character that draws our interest beyond numerous more bland "post mortems."