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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


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Amazing! Different Tears Under Microscope.

Insecticide And Deodorant all in one. Quick Death ''It does exactly what it says on the tin'' . (Victorian era)

Bodies of (from left) James I, Elizabeth of York and Henry VII

An East German soldier helps a boy over the barbed wire on the East-West border. After this, the soldier was replaced and his fate is unknown.

from Mental Floss

Found Photos: Super Creepy Victorian-era Twins

Victorian girls with the strangest doll--look at the size of the doll's head vs her hands and feet!

Beautiful Victorian stage actress Belle Archer looking blue in this lovely photograph .

Mother kills her 6 children. Crazed by poverty, woman throws them in a well, jumps in and deliberately drowns them.

Joseph Carey Merrick (1862 – 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. This photograph was taken in 1888.

Harriet Quimby was the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States in 1911.