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mummified 3-year-old twin girls in a family crypt in Italy.

Coffins of the Victorian period came equipped with an extensive system of the bell, which reportedly detained person can ring if you woke up Six Feet Under. These rarely work, however, because even if the person they called, no one hears. Gravediggers sometimes paid to keep watch over the graves and hear the bells to go off. This is the where the term, "Saved by the Bell" derived from.

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More doctors smoke Camels. Vintage ad for Camels cigarettes.

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Because of course, the best thing to do when you have a cold is smoke a cigarette.

In the catacombs beneath the Capuchin monastery of Palermo, Sicily, fully clothed cadavers may be found propped upright or hanging from the walls. These are friars, priests, and other clergymen.

The three-meter-high Memorial dedicated to the Czar’s children is located on the premises of the Ganina Yama church complex where the remains of the imperial family executed by the Bolsheviks were found.

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Formacone formaldehyde deodorizer room disinfector circa 1901 used in Funeral Homes to cover the smell of decomposing bodies.

The Great Sarah Bernhardt Asleep in Her Coffin, Silver gelatin print, circa 1882

Too funny. "Even a razor", like that was the last resort.

John Dennison Coin-Operated Funeral Parlor Scene. Approx. circa 1885 - 1915, England. "The scene depicts a man in his coffin at a funeral parlor. When a coin is inserted into the mechanism, a skeleton head appears behind the coffin, the corpse bolts to an upright position and turns his head. Then, the skull disappears and a devil appears."

Professional mourners: From about 1600 to 1914, funeral mutes were professional mourners. Symbolic protectors of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church.

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Vintage Funeral Photo (wish there was a link with this pin to know the story) Looks kind of Russian or Slavic?

When Caroline Walter of Freiburg, Germany died at the age of 16, her sister Selma had a sculptor cast a life size sculpture for the gravestone. Every morning since Caroline's funeral, a fresh flower was found tucked in the crook of the arm, and still is to this day. Nobody knows who leaves it. Every single morning. Except Caroline died in 1867. For 145 years, someone(s) have been leaving flowers. Now that's devotion.

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I wonder how long it took him to dig that. Sune Jonsson (Swedish, 1930-2009), Grave Digger