Sylvia Plath, 02-10-1963. On February 10, 1963 Sylvia Plath was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen. Plath had placed her head in the oven, while the gas was turned on and the pilot light unlit. She was 30. http://13thfloorgrowingold.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/sylvia-plath-the-dead-poem/
Skull that has gone through Trepanning (a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull, exposing the dura mater...) They did this for people who had headaches - probably a migraine sufferer.
The 8 Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages
Before the saw was given its perfunctory role to slice through wood and thick material, it was used to slice through humans for torture or execution. The victim would be held upside down, allowing the blood to rush to their head, and then the torturer would slowly start slicing them between their legs. With the blood contained in the head, the victim would remain conscious throughout most of the slicing, often only passing out or dying when the saw hit their mid-section.
‘Before forensics, DNA, and CSI we had dollhouses – an unimaginable collection of miniature crime scenes, known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Created in the 1930s and 1940s by a crime-fighting millionaire heiress grandmother Frances Glessner, the Nutshells helped homicide detectives hone their investigative skills. Despite all the advances in forensics, the Nutshells are still used today to train detectives.’ - Of Dolls and Murder
Although she looks very much alive, she is not. This photo was taken of a young woman (possibly a teenager) not long after her death. If the photographer got there just before, or right after the death, it was easier to pose someone. Such a remarkable photo of a beautiful young lady who died in her prime.
Willa Brown Chappell , born in 1906 . In 1938 , she became the first woman African American pilot licensed in the united states and in 1943 , the first African American Woman to possess a commercial pilot and mechanic's licence
Pompeii. During excavations, hundreds of bodies were found. The ash had hardened around the bodies, which had decomposed, leaving skeletal remains. Archaeologists developed a technique to fill the void in the ashes, so we can clearly see the remains of the people.
The Manson Family. In 1969, on August 8, Charlie Manson told Family members at Spahn Ranch, “now is the time for Helter Skelter.” That evening the family, under the direction of Manson, would commit the famous murder of Sharon Tate, leading to other murders over the two day period.
Handcuffed Julius & Ethel Rosenberg They were executed for treason against the United States 1953. They were Communists, accused of giving information about the atom bomb to Russia. What an intense photo.
Jane Bolin was the first black woman judge in the United States. Born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bolin always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, Gaius Bolin, the first African American graduate of Williams College, practiced law in Poughkeepsie. Bolin graduated from Wellesley College in 1928, and received her law degree from Yale University School of Law in 1931.
Now, this is terrifying! A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine... It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.
Some families were able to hire a photographer before the actual passing of their loved one. These portraits are sometimes called "peri-mortem photos", since they were taken near the time of death but not after death. -- Victorian post mortem