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Post-mortem photography: Quiz


Question 1: The earliest post-mortem photographs are usually close-ups of the face or shots of the full body and rarely include the ________.

Question 2: Perhaps more controversial than Serrano, ________ reduces corpses to props in his macabre tableaux.
Joel-Peter WitkinAlbuquerque, New MexicoColumbia UniversityCooper Union

Question 3: This was especially common with infants and young children; ________ childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might be the only image of the child the family ever had.
United KingdomVictorian eraGeorgian eraEngland

Question 4: The invention of the daguerreotype in ________ made portraiture much more commonplace, as many of those who were unable to afford the commission of a painted portrait could afford to sit for a photography session.
January 19April 191839February 22

Question 5: Photographs, especially depicting persons who were considered to be very holy lying in their coffins are still circulated among faithful Eastern Catholic, ________ and Oriental Orthodox Christians.
Eastern ChristianityChristianityOrthodox ChurchEast–West Schism

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