William "Bloody Bill" Anderson's body photographed and on display for public viewing hours after his death in Richmond, Missouri by Colonel Cox and his Union forces. Anderson, noted Southern Guerrilla leader often riding with Quantrill, his body was found with a string that had 53 knots - symbolizing each person he had killed.
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.
1842 - Darmstadt, Germany: a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, that is 99.9% certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616) , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard. Engineers at Konica Minolta Europe scanned the death mask with lasers to construct a 3D computer model. After superimposing the model with the death mask, perfect matches were revealed between forehead, eyes…
In years long passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".
Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall. despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair
The death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was condemned by her cousin Elizabeth for treason and beheaded in 1587 at the age of forty-four. The mask has been kept by the family since then. Lennoxlove Castle, the home of the Duke of Hamilton.