Death & Gravestone Symbolism — Cool Infographics
Death & Gravestone Symbolism from LifeInsuranceFinder.au takes an in-depth look at the most common signs and symbols used on gravestones around the world. Death is life’s ending. Because everyone who is born eventually dies, it is the center of many traditions and organizatio
10 Horrifying Premature Burials - Listverse
Being buried prematurely is one of the most terrifying of all fears. Edgar Allan Poe wrote about it and it has been the subject matter of many horror movies. Surprisingly real life cases of this terrible mistake are more common than one might think. Years ago when embalming wasn’t as common and because of inferior
Vintage dreamer by MementoMori-stock on DeviantArt
See the rules in my Journal DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A POST MORTEM IMAGE AS SOME FOOLISH PEOPLE HAS PIN IT ON PINTEREST OR POSTED IN SEVERAL PLACES. IS A... Vintage dreamer
Ghost Babies | Boing Boing
The traffic in dead babies is booming: daguerreotypes of dead babies, ambrotypes of dead babies, tintypes of dead babies, cartes de visite of dead babies, cabinet cards of dead babies; dead babies …
Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography.
Portrait of Woman with Fur Coat
Studio portrait of a standing young woman, wearing a hat with a veil and flower, and a fur-lined coat. This image is part of a collection of over 6,000 glass plate negatives created by Charles J. Van Schaick. Van Schaick learned the art of photography after moving to Jackson County, Wisconsin. In 1885, he opened a studio in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and served as the town photographer for over 50 years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of…
Ralph Smith, lost in the flood and buried in an unknown plot.: The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. The flood killed 2,209 people.