Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Baby with reflection and ornaments
Anonymous, North American
silver print

A silver print (circa 1900) showing a white coffin containing the body of a dead baby, its reflection clearly visible in the mirrored lid of the coffin. On a two-tiered table next to the coffin there's a  plaster statue of the Sacred Heart and below that on the lower tier, somewhat incongruously, a Staffordshire figurine.

Photographer and location unidentified, but almost certainly North American.

The print measures 8" by 5.8" (20.5 cm by 14.9 cm) on a mount measuring 12" by 10" (30.5 cm by 25.4 cm).



code: pm0193
post mortem, post mortem portrait, post mortem portraits, coffin, coffins