You know my name....
Why don't you look up my number?
A tadago-pie, and a quart of milky thou…
Can’t we just Carbon-freeze Donnie and display him as a bad example?
My worry is that I don’t seem to be getting top billing.
@ Ron Bauerle
Metal caps inserted under the eyelids are used to this day to achieve a “sleeping” effect, and “eyes” could be painted directly onto the lids or into the photo/negative. (Hand-tinted color for a slight and additional cost). Also, artificial cap eyes were used.
Modern Post-Mortem photography is apparently accidental sometimes.
“Selfies at Funerals” https://thenewinquiry.com/death-stares/
Post-Mortum photography was one’s last chance to have an image of a loved one before they were buried and wanting these loved ones posed in a “natural” setting was much desired.
There are those who pooh-pooh Post-Mortum photography with explanations for the metal supports sometimes seen in some photos as being simply to hold a (living) subject still for the long duration exposure of the film rather than to support a dead body. This is doubtful as magnesium flash for photography was patented in 1862, and many studios were built with large windows to allow for sunlight and mirrors employed to provide additional light to cut down on any need for a long exposure.
Pinterest has many examples.
They were debating that very thing earlier in the week in the comments for Luann.
Eigengrau (German: “intrinsic gray”, lit. “own gray”; pronounced [ˈʔaɪ̯gn̩ˌgʁaʊ̯]), also called Eigenlicht (Dutch and German: “own light”), dark light, or brain gray, is the uniform dark gray background that many people report seeing in the absence of light. The term Eigenlicht dates back to the nineteenth century, but has rarely been used in recent scientific publications. Common scientific terms for the phenomenon include “visual noise” or “background adaptation”. These terms arise due to the perception of an ever-changing field of tiny black and white dots seen in the phenomenon
I’m not sure that neck ruffs and codpieces ever coincided. I’ll have to do more research when I’m actually interested.