Victorian Culture of Death

In the 19th century, death was far less taboo than it is today. The Victorians were professional mourners who openly embraced the harsh realities of death through unique cultural practices. One such practice was post-mortem photography, or the practice of photographing the recently deceased. Andrea Hutslar, Outreach Curator at Ruthmere Museum, will delve into the process and history behind post-mortem photography, how to spot a post-mortem photograph, and other ways the Victorians honored the dead.


Cost: Free (Limit 30)
Age: All
Where to meet: Elkhart County Historical Museum

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Enrollment End Date 6/13/2024
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Friday - 06/14/2024
Start Time 11:00 AM
End Time 12:00 PM
Location Elkhart County Historical Museum