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Interesting post mortem of both mother and baby, or possible just the mother. This is an unusual photo. Previous pinner states it is a momento mori, and it may be, but I've never seen one like it. Obviously the baby is not dead, but the skin on the mother's hands does appear to be sloughing as if she's wearing gloves.

Interesting post mortem of both mother and baby, or possible just the mother. This is an unusual photo. Previous pinner states it is a momento mori, and it may be, but I've never seen one like it. Obviously the baby is not dead, but the skin on the mother's hands does appear to be sloughing as if she's wearing gloves.

Career criminal: James Donneley, 16, was jailed for two months for stealing shirts. Innocent-looking Mary Hinnigan, 13, was given a week of hard labour for stealing iron

Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal

Career criminal: James Donneley, 16, was jailed for two months for stealing shirts. Innocent-looking Mary Hinnigan, 13, was given a week of hard labour for stealing iron

Fanny and Stella, the pioneer transvestites who fought Victorian anti-gay laws

Fanny and Stella, the pioneer transvestites who fought Victorian anti-gay laws

Portrait of Fanny and Stella, born Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton (respectively) and early pioneers against Victorian conservatism and for the betterment of transgender and gay peoples, London, England, United Kingdom, photograph by Frederick Spalding.

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