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LL/38168
ThumbnailMcClees and Germon (Philadelphia, PA) 
[A post-mortem portrait; young man three quarter length on a background of a white knit shawl with tassels.] 
1855 (ca) 
Daguerreotype 
Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 
Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Call number: Uncat JWJ MS 59, Image ID Number: 1009540 
  

  
LL/37314
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
A Postmortem Portrait of an Elderly Woman 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype 
9.5 x 7.5 cm 
Musée d'Orsay 
© photo RMN, Hervé Lewandowski, PHO 2001 2 1 
  

  
LL/42623
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
Post-mortem 
n.d. 
Daguerreotype, stereo 
Musée d'Orsay 
(C) RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski, Europeana Identifier: RMNDO000000295232 ; Pho2001-2-2 
  

  
LL/40639
ThumbnailAllevy 
Death Portrait of Doctor Amussat 
1856 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
George Eastman House 
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company: ex-collection Gabriel Cromer, 76:0168:0004 
  

  
LL/41595
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
Untitled [postmortem portrait of infant] 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype 
8 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 ins) 
Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum 
On deposit from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Item Identifier: 2.2002.7 
  

  
LL/8859
ThumbnailCarleton (Portland, Maine) 
Post mortem with quilt 
n.d. 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Be-Hold 
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (46 / 43) 
  

  
LL/6751
ThumbnailCarl Durheim 
Postmortem of a Child 
1852 
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate, hand colored 
2 11/16 x 3 11/16 
J. Paul Getty Museum 
© J. Paul Getty Trust (84.XT.267.9) 
  

  
LL/42662
ThumbnailFélix Feuardent 
Portrait d'une petite fille morte 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype 
7.2 x 5.9 cm 
Musée d'Orsay 
(C) RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski, Europeana Identifier: RMNDO000000278799 ; PHO1984-6 
  

  
LL/44536
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
My dead brother in his metallic coffin 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Record Number: 5641, Collection: Cased Photographs Collection [3139] 
  
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LL/44525
ThumbnailUnidentified Daguerreotypist 
Postmortem of a young child with eyes closed laid out on a white sheet and cushion 
1855 (ca) 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Record Number: 5898, Collection: Cased Photographs Collection [3139] 
  
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LL/44538
ThumbnailMcClees & Germon (Philadelphia) 
Postmortem daguerreotype of a young child 
1854 (ca) 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Record Number: 5801, Collection: Cased Photographs Collection [3139] 
  
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LL/6741
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
Post-mortem Daguerreotype of a little girl and her doll 
n.d. 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Location and source information requested 
[Further information sought] 
  
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LL/32931
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
America postmortem of a child 
n.d. 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica 
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 91) 
  
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LL/17449
ThumbnailJohn Plumbe Jr. 
Portrait of an older woman post mortem 
n.d. 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica 
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#17 / 124) 
  
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LL/25748
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Post mortem portrait of an unknown woman 
1845-1855 
Daguerreotype, Encased 
Rijksmuseum 
Copyright © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (RP-F-F14379) 
  
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LL/25749
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Post mortem portrait of an unknown woman 
1845-1855 
Daguerreotype, Encased 
Rijksmuseum 
Copyright © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (RP-F-F14381) 
  
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LL/25757
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer/creator 
Post mortem portrait of an unknown woman 
1845-1855 
Daguerreotype, Encased 
Rijksmuseum 
Copyright © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (RP-F-F14377) 
  
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LL/36782
ThumbnailUnidentified photographer 
An elderly man after his death. 
1840-1855 
Daguerreotype 
Wellcome Images, Wellcome Library 
Wellcome Library, London (L0041036, Library reference no.: Iconographic Collection 567728i) 
  
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LL/44545
ThumbnailJaquith 
Rosaline Holmes Harrison (Mrs. S. Decatur Harrison) with dead baby 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Record Number: 6426, Collection: Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families papers [3173] 
  
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LL/44546
ThumbnailJaquith 
Rosaline Holmes Harrison (Mrs. Stephen Decatur Harrison) with baby before the funeral 
1850 (ca) 
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Record Number: 6441, Collection: Batcheler, Hartshorne, and Sahlin families papers [3173] 
  

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