The Victorians liked to take pictures with their dead loved ones as keepsakes. Can you imagine a corpse that died say in Houston Texas in July and cuddling on up to that loved one for a photo shoot. No wonder they needed Lilies and lots of them. In some of these pictures, it is hard to tell who is dead. I guess the photographers had all sorts of tricks of the trade to make them appear alive. I am so glad that I have taken picture of my love ones before they died so I don't have to cozy with the corpse.
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