Oddities and Curiosities

Zelda Boden, circus performer in the 1910's-1920's.. #vintagesideshow #sideshow #bigtop #circus #carnival #curiosities

Zelda Boden, circus performer in the 1910's-1920's.. #vintagesideshow #sideshow #bigtop #circus #carnival #curiosities

21 Unbelievably Haunting Vintage Photos From The Circus   Man crushes a block placed on the stomach of a strongman. (1930)

21 Unbelievably Haunting Vintage Photos From The Circus Man crushes a block placed on the stomach of a strongman. (1930)

Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, a custom before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned.  She was forced to do not only one of the more curious acts in history, but one of the most morbid. She was employed to make death masks. The first were of course the most obvious: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Curious People : The Beginnings of Marie Tussaud

Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, a custom before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to do not only one of the more curious acts in history, but one of the most morbid. She was employed to make death masks. The first were of course the most obvious: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Lachrymatory or tear catcher. :P ~ The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the teams evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. ...

Lachrymatory or tear catcher. :P ~ The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the teams evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. ...

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