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19th Century Post-mortem photography and memento mori 
  
Resources

Books
 
Mary Brett Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing & Customs (Schiffer, 2006)
 
Stanley Burns Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America (Twelvetrees Press, 1990, www.burnspress.com, ISBN 0-942642-32-5)
 
Stanley Burns Sleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement and The Family In Memorial Photography American & European Traditions (Burns Collection Ltd, www.burnspress.com, 2002, ISBN 0-9612958-3-X)
 
Dan Meinwald Memento Mori: Death in Nineteenth Century Photography (California Museum of Photography, CMP Bulletin, Volume 9, Number 4, 1990)
 
Martha V. Pike & Janice Gray Armstrong A Time to Mourn: Expressions of Grief in Nineteenth Century America (Stoney Brook, N.Y.: The Museums at Stony Brook, 1980)
 
Jay Ruby "Post-mortem Photography in America" History of Photography, Volume 8, Number 3, July-September 1984, p.201-222.
 
Internet
 
Art of Mourning
Although not specifically on photography this website is a intriguing resource dedicated to mourning, memorial and sentimental jewellery, funeralia and art.
 
The Thanatos Archive: Early Post Mortem and Memorial Photography [This site has a membership fee to enter.] 
  

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