Femme Fatales in Fatal Positions.
Though some may make the unfortunate mistake of judging these images as morbid or grotesque, those with an open mind can see the true beauty beneath the gore.
While an unusual practice by modern standards, post-mortem photography was fairly common up into the late 19th century and early 20th century. During these times, early death was much more commonplace, and photography was still somewhat of a novelty. This lent societal acceptance to the practice of photographing the dead. Inspired by this as well as crime scene photography, beautiful women and a love of all things gory and disgusting, Post Mortem Pinups were created.