By the late 19th century, photographs of the recently deceased became more elaborate. Now it was routine to even open the eyes of the dead and make them as living as possible in photographs. Families would even do family portraits with the diseased in them made to look like they are still living. Symbols, such as drums or hourglasses, were used as symbols of the dead in photographs, where these symbols would indicate that march of time and the limited time we might have.
==Current Cultures that Practice the Tradition==