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RE: Deathbed Photographs

The Musee d'Orsay mounted an exhibition entitled Last Portrait in 2002, consisting of photographs of people on their deathbed, death masks, and portraits such as Monet's of Camille on her deathbed. Here is a link:


I don't know if the catalogue is still available from the museum, but there are a number of copies for sale on Abebooks:



From: Jeremy Moore <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
Reply-To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Deathbed Photographs
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:07:20 -0500

Momento mori, little angels, deathbed photographs... I remember there
being a link passed around here on the list, but I can't find it in
the archives about a website with many of these images on it. Also, I
believe there was at one time a monograph on this subject but for the
life of me I can't find the book (I know it's out of print)--does
anyone remember or know what I'm talking about? A friend has developed
an interest in this area and I'm trying to give her a couple more