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It seems so strange now to have a family photograph with a dead sibling/child. How cultural attitudes have changed.
This comes from the era when a photo was a precious thing and families didn't have their own cameras. So when a child died I would presume the attitude was "better a postmortem photo than none at all" to remember him/her by.
Just because the little one in front has her eyes closed doesn't mean that she's dead; it could just be that she's dead tired and asleep.
I tend to think that it is not a postmortem. The mother appears to be quite comfortable. It seems to me that if it was a post mortem the child would have been posed by whatever means necessary to show it at it's best.
the little girl in front i would say is dead , she is positioned un naturally , if i was to sit like this for even a second with that kind of tilt to my head and neck im in pain so this tells me the little girl is dead , look at the position of her , a child doesnt sit like that its un natural pose