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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. #gravestones #tombstones #headstones #cemeteries

Judith Tompkins was only eight years old when she disappeared in the late 1800's, Her father was rich and he dabbled in photography. This was the last image taken of Judith before she disappeared. Her father died in prison after being convicted in her disappearance. This image shows a hint that something else may have been at work. Mr. Quiet Movie http://kck.st/MSaOZA

Mummies in Germany - Shocking

WHAT THE HOLY HELL????

Memento Mori - both ladies are deceased

PERSONAL CARE, CHILDREN: Taking a bath. 1908 - Notice the lid on the tub. The tub has two sinks. Baby is washed in one; clothes in the other. But, baby is wearing a shirt of sorts.

I am so tired of seeing these photos of living people captioned as post mortem. (You can get more money for a post mortem photo.) Also this article is a big load of unsubstantiated horse manure. "The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography"

Probably a mourning photograph. It was customary to hide your face when in mourning.

Rare Antique Early Photograph Of Children On Silk Victorian Silk Print Plus Box

The children under glass are life sized white marble statues of the children buried there. (It is said that some of the statues of children in the cemeteries were made from their death masks. A common practice in the Victorian period.) A boy in a boat with his toys and a girl standing with flowers in her hand. They were their mother’s only children and their mothers are now buried next to them.

Shirley Mason was the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book Sybil. The book and subsequent film caused an enormous spike in reported cases of multiple personality disorder.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken: Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.

Memento mori - The entire family was shot in their home and dumped into a nearby river, where officials fished the bodies out and eventually took this picture.

Ignorant deluded christian morons always quoting john 3:16, pls learn christian history, i do not respect your beliefs . Pls ask your pastor about the inquisitions, crusades, raping and pillaging of WHOLE continents causing unimaginable suffering, atrocities never before seen in history.Christianity is the worst religion the most "demonic", now go cry to sky daddy, read the buybull and ask to be raptured.

Nephilim are beings, who appear in the Hebrew Bible; specifically mentioned in the Book of Genesis and the Book of Numbers; they are also mentioned in other Biblical texts and in some non-canonical Jewish writings. They were called fallen ones because men’s hearts would fail at the sight of them.

Fake - Pinned as: "(May 1999) This unfortunate woman was found dead on parkland in Yorkshire, England. She's believed to have been pierced by a shaft of frozen urine which had fallen from a leak in a toilet facility of an overhead plane." - This photo is from the popular British spoof news program, The Day Today....(Thanks to @Steve Benson Pickering )

I have never, ever seen a vintage maternity photo like this. I've very rarely seen any.

A real black princess. Sarah Forbes Bonetta was orphaned in African from inter tribal warfare. She was suppose to be sacrificed but was saved and brought to England by a Captain of the Royal Navy. She was presented to Queen Victoria and impressed her enough to be adopted as a Goddaughter of the queen and was raised in the middle class.

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.

A dead little girl surrounded by her dolls. Placing a child in a chair as if they had fallen asleep amongst their favorite toys was a common tableau in Victorian Momento Mori.