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    It's always great to read all the Christmas-themed posts here on APUG.

    There is a long history of art from the dead - what about those who made books out of skin?

    Maybe I shouldn't give you all any ideas ....
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    Hmmm, skin books! WoW!

    And then there's all those death daguerreotypes. There was a great one on display at the Nelson-Atkins museum of art in KC that had a squirrel in a coffin. Supposedly it was a parody on the practice. Very bizarre indeed
    If you are the big tree, we are the small axe

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    Well, the post-mortem daguerreotypes and other photo types isn't all that bizarre when you think about it - often times families were separated by distances that could not be traversed in a timely fashion, so they hired a photographer to take a picture of the deceased to send to the relatives who couldn't attend the service. This was especially true of infant post-mortem photos because sometimes it was the only way the extended family could see the child.

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