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A Guide to Victorian Death Rites is a miniature nonfiction comic that was written and illustrated by Laura Joh Rowland. The comic was released in installments through Rowland's official newsletter. It ran from June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018.

Of the many death rites the Victorian's observed, the three that Rowland focuses on are brooches made of the deceased's hair, death masks, and postmortem photography.

Hair Brooches[]

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Death Masks[]

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Postmortem Photography[]

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First Installment[]

Second Installment[]

Third Installment[]



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