Post Mortem Photography Lectures

Saturday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Eastern

Have you ever been curious about why people in the Victorian era took photographs of deceased family members? Historic Rugby will host a talk about the history and identification of post mortem and funeral photography on Saturday, October 12 at 1 and 3 p.m. EDT. Megan Atkinson, special collections archivist for Tennessee Tech University, will be presenting examples of funeral photographs that she has encountered. She encourages guests to bring their own examples. Because of the nature of this lecture, mature audience members age 12 and older will be admitted. Tickets at $10 available online at  or call 423-628-2441.