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. Safety Coffin, Buried Alive, Rare Work, Irons Belle, Belle Towers, Strange Death, Victorian Era, Victorian Periodic, Saved By The Bell
Another pinner said:This is the creepiest one and what is on her lips?? Yikes... Before their burial, the deceased would be photographed in their best clothes and 'posing' (propped up) with their living relatives. In some instances, eyes were painted onto the closed eyelids of the deceased to make them appear alive. In Victorian times when photographs were rare, this might be the only photo the family had of their dearly departed.
Victorian mourning bracelet commissioned by a woman outside of Baltimore to memorialise each of her seven relatives lost during the Civil War. The acorn motif symbolises power, authority or victory and is often used for military tombs. The seven panels have initials for each person lost, with the EH on the clasp being her own initials.
Tandem bike. This reminds me of the old song.. 'Sadie, Sadie give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a fancy marriage. I can't afford a carriage. But you'd look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.'