Postmortem Photography and Memorializing the 19th Century

Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the prevalence of this mourning… read more

Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the prevalence of this mourning practice. He presented a large collection of post-mortem photos, particularly of children taken by their loved ones, which was a common practice at the time. Dr. Burns has written a book on the subject, and is president of the Burns Archive, a collection of early medical photography. close

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Postmortem Photography and Memorializing the 19th Century

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312747-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Sep 3, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 15, 2013

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  • Sep 03, 2013 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 04, 2013 | 1:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 04, 2013 | 6:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 11:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 15, 2013 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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