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These photos bring a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Dead Gorgeous."  	   	Post-Mortem photography was highly common during the Victorian Era, as loved ones desired to have photos to remember the deceased by. Sometimes, these photos included both the deceased and the living.   	   	Check out the haunting and bizarre images below. Try not to get the creeps.

One of the strangest Civil War - Victorian era customs was post-mortem photography. The woman in the center of the picture, posed here with her family, is actually deceased.

15 Things You Don't Know About Post-Mortem Photography - All Clip

The unnatural eyes (painted?) and general expression of the woman suggests that she is dead. A special stand with clamps was used by photographers to hold the corpse in a standing posture.

Both of these girls are deceased. They are posed on stands to appear life like. If you look at their feet you can see the bottom of the stands....

Both of these girls are deceased. They are posed on stands to appear life like. If you look at their feet you can see the bottom of the stands.