Yes, she’s dead, too. According to the photograph notes, this older child is dressed in a white gown and wedding veil, with a rosary and cross, to symbolize her being a pure “bride of Christ”.
Back braces, boards, and sometimes simply disguised assistants standing off to the sides were all utilized in creative ways by photographers, when the parents or relatives wanted the decedent propped up or standing up.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN :)
ENJOY THE NIGHTMARES
The Victorians had a seriously strange love affair with the ‘keepsakes’ of death.