This article for the BBC News by Bethan Bell describes the practice of photographing the deceased and perhaps even posing them with living family members. Such was the practice in Victorian England.
Morbid as it may sound, there was reason for it, and Bell's article makes for fascinating reading as he explains it.
You may have such a photo in your collection and not realize it. Check it out at:
Taken from life: The unsettling art of death photography - BBC News:
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