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Grave dolls were sometimes made and left at the grave of a deceased infant. It was made of wax, and had locks of hair from the deceased child. It sounds morbid by today's standards, but it was not too uncommon in the 19th century.

weird❤️Grave dolls were sometimes made and left at the grave of a deceased infant. It was made of wax, and had locks of hair from the deceased child. It sounds morbid by today's standards, but it was not too uncommon in the century.

Postmortem photograph from "The Fetus, Infants and Death," in coll. with C. The Grand Sébille and M.-F. Morel, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1998

Postmortem photograph from The fetus, infants and death, in coll. The Grand Sébille and M. Morel, Paris, L& 234 p.

1st image ) A woman and 2 children laid to rest embracing on a bed of flowers 5,000 years ago  in what is now the barren Sahara Desert....

A tiny woman and two children were laid to rest on a bed of flowers years ago in what is now the barren Sahara Desert. Their skeletons were found 5000 years later with the arms of the children still extended to the woman in an embrace.

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The grave of Margorie McCall (who was buried alive in 1705 dug out in time and then reburied after her actual death sometime later). Her grave states "Lived Once Buried Twice.

Boys and their Dog    Abbot P. Wingate  Of the class of 1866 in Harvard University  Died May 23, 1865 aged 20 years 9 mos.    William T. Wingate  Graduate of the Boston Latin School  Died July 15, 1865 aged 18 years 6 mos.    Children of William A.  Eliza W. Wingate    "Lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided"

~Boys and their Dog Abbot P. Wingate Of the class of 1866 in Harvard University…

Actual corpse. He wanted to be sat in his home to be able to "welcome" visitors. Obviously wax has been applied over his skeleton.

Come into my parlour. This is an actual person that wanted his body preserved and sat in his entryway. It looks as though he has had wax applied over the skeleton.

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This is a grave from the Victorian age when a fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated. --- Wow, We Are A Bunch Of Weird Humans Who Need Prayer ---

Myrtle Corbin was known far and wide in the late nineteenth century as the Four-Legged Woman. While at a glance one could plainly see four legs dangling beyond the hem of her dress – only one pair belonged to her, the other set to her dipygus twin sister. Born in Lincoln County, TN in 1868, …

Myrtle Corbin was known far and wide in the late nineteenth century as the Four-Legged Woman. While at a glance one could plainly see four legs dangling beyond the hem of her dress – only one pair belonged to her, the other set to her dipygus twin sister.

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