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ourning photography was very common in the nineteenth century when “death occurred in the home and was quite an ordinary part of life. These photographs served as keepsakes to remember the deceased.

This exhibit explores the history of the inventors in the 1800’s of the different types of postmortem photographs and attitudes toward death displaying many original photographs as well as copies to show examples of photography.

We explore the history of the early camera up to the invention of the Brownie Camera invented by George Eastman which brought the end of an era of Post Mortem Photography.

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Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Adults: $15
Seniors (55+) / Veterans: $12
Children (ages 6 to 11): $7
Children (5 and under): Free
SCI Employees:$10 with ID badge or business card

415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston TX