Colección Post Mortem, by Muséu del Pueblu d'Asturies

Asturias

The Muséu d'Asturies Photo Library (Xixón / Gijón) holds a Post-Mortem collection, dedicated to collecting samples of post-mortem photography.

Although this type of images seems more typical of the Anglo-Saxon world, the Photo Library shows how this genre reached a great development in Spain, among all social classes until the 1960s.

The photographing of the deceased started soon after the birth of photography, consisting in making a portrait of the dead, alone or accompanied by their family or friends. This kind of photography is not considered morbid according to a romantic vision of life and death.

This is the photographic collection from files and family collections made by Asturians or foreigners who had a relationship with Asturias.

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Location: Fábrica de Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt