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Photographing the Real Bodies of Incorrupt Saints | Atlas Obscura

Photographing the Real Bodies of Incorrupt Saints

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Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary (1876) (photo by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of Allan Katz Americana)

A Folk Art Desk Mourns the US Civil War's Bloodiest Day

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Installation view, "The Art of Mourning" at The Morbid Anatomy Museum (all photos courtesy The Morbid Anatomy Museum)

The Accessories of Death

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Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

Disinterring the Lost Glamor of Grief

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Abraham Lincoln's Very Bad Blind Date | Mental Floss

Abraham Lincoln's Very Bad Blind Date

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“Great police photographs offer up explicitness in perfect proportion,” writes James Ellroy in his introduction to LAPD ‘53. | 10 Grisly Police Crime Photos That Expose The Lurid Underside Of LA In 1953

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The Pet Cemetery of Hyde Park

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It’s Time to Stop Saying ‘Drink the Kool-Aid': Interview with Jonestown Author Julia Scheeres : Longreads Blog

Jonestown Community Interviews

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The Iridescent Elegance of Victorian Mother-of-Pearl Book Bindings

The Iridescent Elegance of Victorian Mother-of-Pearl Book Bindings

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Restoration reveals details of Romans who perished in Pompeii

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Ring with an Inset of Clear Blue Glass. A: Sea Monster Surrounded by Fishes and Dolphins. B: Dancing Figures. Date: Circa 350 bc. Place of finding: Pavlovsky Barrow. Archaeological site: Crimea, environs of Kerch. Material: gold and glass. | © 1998 - 2015 The State Hermitage Museum.

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Etruscan bronze chariot inlaid with ivory and scenes of Achilles, 2nd quarter of 6th century BCE. Found near Monteleone di Spoleto in 1902.

91 years after the American Civil War ended, its last veteran died. How the oldest veterans were honored.

How the last American Civil War veterans lived, loved and died

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How a group of black social-media activists built the nation’s first 21st-century civil rights movement.

‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

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Gettysburg National Military Park MATTHEW SUNDERLAND

Nature never looked so good: U.S. parks, in all their beauty

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mugshot of Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde fame)

File:BlancheBarrowMug1933.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

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GERMANY. Authentic plague doctor mask, 14th century.

Nellie Two Bear Gates (Mahpiya Bogawin, Gathering of Clouds Woman). Valise, 1903. Collection of Berte and Alan Hirschfield | This work is featured in our “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” exhibition on view through May 10, 2015. #PlainsIndians #horses

Nellie Two Bear Gates (Mahpiya Bogawin, Gathering of Clouds Woman) | Valise | Lakota (Teton Sioux)

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An early case of a police-involved killing, in which an officer fatally shot a longshoreman who was running away, offers parallels to a current case in South Carolina.

Officer’s Killing of Unarmed Man Convulsed New York, in 1858

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An early case of a police-involved killing, in which an officer fatally shot a longshoreman who was running away, offers parallels to a current case in South Carolina.

Officer’s Killing of Unarmed Man Convulsed New York, in 1858

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Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena" | Mental Floss

Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena"

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After the Assassination: Images from HBO's Living With Lincoln Documentary - The Atlantic

The Afterlife of Abraham Lincoln

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A closer look at President Lincoln's silk hat | National Museum of American History

A closer look at President Lincoln's silk hat

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<span class="excerpt-inner">It is hard to imagine how much his death shocked America.</span><a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/what-lincoln-left-behind/" class="more-link">Read more...</a>

What Lincoln Left Behind

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The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killers | Mental Floss

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killers

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