Mr. and Mrs. Al Tomaini. In 1949, Tomaini, an 8 ½' tall giant with a 22-inch shoe size retired from the road and settled in Gibsonton, FL. Al and his two-foot tall wife, Jeanie, billed as “The Half-Girl,” adopted two daughters & started a restaurant and trailer park they called “The Giant’s Camp.”
"Grave Matters: The Body-Snatchers Unearthed" from "The Chirurgeon's Apprentice" - The 18th century was a Catch-22 in terms of medical development. On the one hand, the gradual acceptance of dissections for medical students allowed them to have a better understanding of the human body. On the other hand, unearthing and dissecting the dead was still seen as a desecration of the body, so people resorted to various means to prevent their loved ones being taken by the body snatchers after…
A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.
News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 7/21/2011