Comments and reflections on Wisconsin Death Trip

The Wisconsin Death Trip is a series of photographs and text that portrays the events that happend in a small town in the late 19th century. Even though the images seem to be singulare if we take a closer look they start to tell a story. Story that starts with happiness from the birth of the child and continues to portray the unfortunate events that led to the childrens death ending in the mother being emotionally broken. In the 19th century there was a custom for the people to keep any possesions that would help them remember their family or friends who they lost. In the final photograph of the mother crippled and sitting on the chair outside we can observe that the blanket the has behind her was actually connected to her death child. The curator managed to put the photos in a very meaningful order which is fairly challenging because of them being death photographs. The emotional background of these photos makes them moving.


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