Ioana Constantinescu passed away in the autumn of 1909. Cause of death: Suicide by ‘purposeful ingesting large quanities of her own blood.’ - Stated by and concluded the official autopsy and coroners reports. Timișoara, Romania.
Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning “Remember you shall die”. In the Victorian era, photography was young and extremely costly. When a loved one died, their relatives would sometimes have a photograph taken of the corpse in a pose – oftentimes with other members of the family. For the vast majority of Victorians, this was the only time they would be photographed.