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    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".

    Another death scene of Anna Nicole Smith

    I saw this a long time ago. The lady standing in black by the stroller doesn't have any legs. The person who took the photo said that the lady ion black wasn't there at the time the photo was taken.

    Jenny Cockell was just an ordinary Northamptonshire housewife. She was also a mother of two children, But there was nothing ordinary about her. Over the next few years, she not only believed that she had lived before, as an Irish woman called Mary Sutton who was born in 1897, but she 'found' her children still living in Ireland.

    death scene, 5th august 1962. the body of marilyn monroe, before it was moved from her brentwood home, to the la county morgue. there were several police photos taken at the death scene, but this is the only existing one, retrieved it from the lapd files.

    This picture was taken by a friend of this person's daughters. She, along with her boyfriend, and a couple of other friends, were camping and naturally taking lots of pictures. When they had the film developed, they were not only stunned, but very saddened to find what appears to be a lonely little girl standing behind them.

    Read the epitaph. I'd call that a Gorey death.

    A young girl laid out in the parlour. A house's parlor was also commonly referred to as the "death room". Up until the earlier part of the 20th century the laying out of the body and the funeral took place at home. Specifically in the death room. In 1910 The Ladies Home Journal declared that the "death room" was finished. Henceforth we began referring to it as the "living room".

    I have a different view of this picture posted on this board, but this view shows more of the grave site. Tom Petty snapped this picture of Jim Morrison's grave site, which shows his image in the background. Considered an authentic ghost photo.

    A 'hidden mother' photograph. In the Victorian Era, women holding infants were often covered because the photograph is meant to be cropped and framed to show only the infant. The original photograph is creepy. Passport photos of infants are still taken this way in some countries.

    The wake served as a safeguard from burying someone who was not dead, but in a coma. Most wakes also lasted 3-4 days to allow relatives to arrive from far away. The use of flowers and candles helped to mask unpleasant odors in the room before embalming became common. In 19th century Europe and America the dead were carried out of the house feet first, in order to prevent the spirit from looking back into the house and beckoning another member of the family to follow him.

    Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth | History | Smithsonian - Ida Wood, who lived for decades as a recluse in a New York City hotel, would have taken her secrets to the grave—if here sister hadn't gotten there first


    The Boob Washer - Here we have a strange gizmo for women, who for some reason incomprehensible for the rest of us, wanted to wash their breasts without the inconvenience of washing the rest of the body.

    A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.

    The Most Beautiful Suicide On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb.…

    Alexandra David-Néel: Born in 1868 in Paris, by the time she was 18 she’d traveled around Europe & was a member of the Theosophical Society. When she was in her 40s she traveled to India to study Buddhism, met a prince, and possibly had an affair with him. During her travels in Asia, she lived in a cave, adopted a monk & traveled to Tibet at a time it was closed to foreigners. She met the 13th Dalai Lama which no European lady had ever done before. She died AT THE AGE OF 101 in 1969

    Mt. Everest has around 200 dead bodies on the mountain. It is nearly impossible for recovery of a body off the mountain. The “death zone” is 26,000 feet. The air there is so thin. Lack of oxygen leaves climber bewildered and weak and can cause them to pass out and get frostbite. Many people lose their lives here. The bodies are left the same as how they died and have even become landmarks for other travelers.

    Louise Joy Brown (born 25 July 1978) is the first person to have been conceived by in vitro fertilization, or IVF. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 oz. Her parents, Lesley and John Brown, had been trying to conceive for nine years. They faced complications of blocked fallopian tubes. Although the media referred to Brown as a "test tube baby", her conception actually took place in a petri dish.

    Unwanted babies for sale in 1940's Italy.... probably one of the saddest things I've ever seen