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Morbid Curiosity

"Big deal, death comes with the territory. See you in Disneyland." - Richard Ramirez

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Morbid Curiosity

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A human skull with magical square, German, 16th/17th century

The Morthouse, This is a Sator Square. From Wikipedia: ...

"Even an innocent little baby can become a dangerous missile" from Jack Dempsey’s Championship Fighting, 1950. This makes no sense until you read the caption, which is almost as strange as the photo. “What would happen if a year-old BABY FELL from a fourth-floor window ONTO THE HEAD OF A BURLY TRUCK DRIVER, standing on the sidewalk? It’s practically certain that the truckman would be knocked unconscious. He might die of BRAIN CONCUSSION or a BROKEN NECK."

St. Johns County, Florida, circa 1936. Fountain of Youth, Indian Burial Ground, St. Augustine.

Welcome to Florida: 1936

The Killing Fields: 1865

Jeweled skeletons from the 1600's, taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border

Medieval Wound Man, “…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain.”

King Henry IV’s partially preserved head, which was separated from its body during the French Revolution, when monarchs’ graves were desecrated. Pete Mayhem


"St. Dennistoun Mortuary" Coin-Operated Automaton, Attributed to Leonard Lee, c. 1900

Machine Gun Jack goes bowling, but doesn't finish his game. (Chicago Times 2/15/36)

last meals of executed convicts

"This was the cot that Corazon Amurao hid under, saving her life. My picture, including a belt used for strangling and the legs of a forensic man, was a nervous effort. I do not know how Erica, my wonderful archivist these last 6 years, retrieved it from my shoot." From The Vault Of Art Shay: Remembering The Richard Speck Case

From The Vault Of Art Shay: Remembering The Richard Speck Case