Sunbury photographer C. Elwood Fasold took these photographs of his daughter, Amy Fasold, as a young girl and post-mortem.
It is believed that Amy died of scarlet fever at age ten. The post-mortem photograph was taken in the front room of the Fasold home, where a visiting and viewing would have occurred in the days leading up to Amy's burial.
During the early 1900's, C. Elwood Fasold (pictured left, with his wife, Sarah, on right) practiced as an amateur photographer in Sunbury. He created a darkroom to develop his film in a closet in his house. C. Elwood Fasold's photography included portrait and post-mortem photographs of family members. He also used burning, dodging, and colorization in some of his photographs.
Beyond his own photography, C. Elwood Fasold worked as a station master for PP & L railroad and photographer for the Pennsylvania railroad.