I created an Instagram account to collect the pictures of the photos on old tombstones, mostly found in Italian cemeteries.

I love old photographs from 1800 and early 1900 that depict the first attempts in portrait photography. They are historical and fascinating. Sometimes it's also possible to find post mortem photos (photographs of the recently deceased) as it was an acceptable memorial practice in the 19th century.

 

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#1 Beautiful Woman

Beautiful Woman

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FortnitePlayerGirl 4 weeks ago

You're not wrong

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#2 It Looks Like She Was Funny And Sweet

It Looks Like She Was Funny And Sweet

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Monty Glue 4 weeks ago

Vandalism in a cemetery pisses me off! Too many similar portraits smashed where my family is buried.

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#3 Together Til The End

Together Til The End

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

For me, there is something reassuring in long term marriages and old couples. It helps to believe we can truly be loved until the end of our days.

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#4 That Hat

That Hat

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Rebekah 3 weeks ago

He makes me smile. Dapper gent.

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#5 Young Girl

Young Girl

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donghun's emo cactus 4 weeks ago

This makes me wonder how she passed away.

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#6 Beautiful Woman

Beautiful Woman

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

What a elegant lady! Beautiful!

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#7 Not Even One Year Old

Not Even One Year Old

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#8 Victorian

Victorian

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Traumtanzer 3 weeks ago

Wow she was truly beautiful!

#9 Cutie

Cutie

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Grace Robertson 3 weeks ago

You can still feel the pain in your heart that her parents must have felt. Very lonely,very sad

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#10 Cute Baby

Cute Baby

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Traumtanzer 3 weeks ago

So sad

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#11 Twins, Post Mortem Photo

Twins, Post Mortem Photo

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

Idea of post mortem photos was always very disturbing to me. On the one hand, it could help the grieving family to deal with their loss. On the other, the very idea to he very idea of setting up the deceased as if they were still alive and posing with them is somewhat unsettling and seems just wrong. I believe I can't fully understand this because our times have very different standards of living and a higher survival rate.

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#12 Soldier

Soldier

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John Sampson 3 weeks ago

War should be outlawed. Can you imagine intentionally sending young men into a situation where lethal weapons will be pointed at them and fired? There is nothing civilized about war!

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#13 Young Johnny Depp?

Young Johnny Depp?

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

Very handsome man--he looks a bit like Matthew Broderick

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#14 Young Soldier

Young Soldier

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

It's heartbreaking, to look at someone so young and know they were at the war. It just is not right!

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#15 Middle Part Hair And Ryan Gosling Vibe?

Middle Part Hair And Ryan Gosling Vibe?

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Sherry Harvey 4 weeks ago

Good looking

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#16 Vintage Beard

Vintage Beard

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

Looks like a scientist, or a composer

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#17 Sweet Lady

Sweet Lady

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

I like the rose on this photo. It is details such as this that create the atmosphere of the whole picture.

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#18 Lovely Couple

Lovely Couple

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Nikki D 3 weeks ago

I wonder how they died.

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#19 Little Boy

Little Boy

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Traumtanzer 3 weeks ago

So sad when little ones die :(

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#20 Child

Child

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Robyn Denton 3 weeks ago

Is this another post-mortem pic?

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#21 Old School Photoshop

Old School Photoshop

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

This woman has very interesting face. It is not typical beauty but it catches the eye. I like her eyes on this photo. They look both melancholic and wise at the same time.

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#22 Sad Eyes

Sad Eyes

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Jim Price 3 weeks ago

Peter Falk.

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#23 The Nun

The Nun

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

She has a look, as if she just saw the seventh circle of hell. Creepy.

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#24 She Seems Surprised

She Seems Surprised

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Elly Neil 3 weeks ago

“We’re going to put this on your grave.” “Bob, do not put this on my grave!”

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#25 Handsome Couple

Handsome Couple

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Shirin Kamer 3 weeks ago

Together in life and in death

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#26 Curly

Curly

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Bluebell Rizzi 3 weeks ago

She looks like Marty McFly's mother :D

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#27 Old School Moustache

Old School Moustache

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Rebekah 3 weeks ago

Very handsome.

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#28 I Love Her Photo That Shows More Than The Face

I Love Her Photo That Shows More Than The Face

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

Does this mean she died young while he lived on without her? or is this a photo of her when she was young, or is this a daughter?

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#29 Probably Brothers

Probably Brothers

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Vicki Meola 3 weeks ago

This could be the same fella in different stages of his life. Its hard to pick just one.

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#30 A Touch Of Colour

A Touch Of Colour

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

I like that someone is still taking care of the grave

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#31 I Think This Is My Great Grandpa

I Think This Is My Great Grandpa

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

Is he angry? Looks like he had rather unpleasant day. A very good-looking older man, by the way.

#32 Classy Woman

Classy Woman

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

Love her hat!

#33 Kid

Kid

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Agnes Jekyll 3 weeks ago

sweet school boy face. heartbreaking

#34 Fading And Broken

Fading And Broken

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Chicago Kitty 3 weeks ago

Sadly, this damage looks intentional.

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#35 Hair Comb

Hair Comb

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#36 Special Dress

Special Dress

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

She has so delicate facial features and lovely eyes. Exceptional.

#37 Hats Off

Hats Off

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Enuya 3 weeks ago

He looks like he prefers to rather not to be on this photo.

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#38 He Seems Surprised

He Seems Surprised

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R Tate Dancer 3 weeks ago

Bad hair day

#39 Surprised Or Post Mortem?

Surprised Or Post Mortem?

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Traumtanzer 3 weeks ago

Post mortem I think, she seems to be lying down

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#40 A Priest

A Priest

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Weblin 3 weeks ago

Impossible to look at "them" without thinking ...

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