A compilation of more than 190 extraordinary and haunting photographs and related ephemera. “Beyond the Dark Veil” documents the practice of death and mourning photography in the Victorian Era and early twentieth century.
Supplemented with original newspaper articles, clippings, funeral notices, memorial ephemera and more, the collection is a journey through a part of our past that is fascinating, moving, and possesses a melancholy beauty. The images in “Beyond the Dark Veil” speak to us: they speak of love, loss, lives cut short, brave final hours, shattered families, and the depths of the human spirit. Contains 194 images of hand-colored photographs, albumen prints, ambrotypes, cabinet cards, carte de viste, daguerreotypes, gelatin silver prints, opaltypes, real photo postcards, stereoviews, tintypes, and supplementary articles and related ephemera.