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, Irons Belle, Rare Work, Belle Towers, Strange Death, Victorian Periodic, Victorian Era, Saved By The Bell
Elizabeth I's personal ring, including a picture of her mother, Queen Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth was wearing this ring, which is known as the Checker's Ring, when she died. Quite touching and poignant how she may have had to keep her remembrance of her mother a secret.
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.
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.'
Victorian antique wicker cooling coffin (rubber corpse included). A cooling coffin was kept at the most prestigious homes to keep body contained and aireated until such time as a doctor could arrive to pronounce the person dead