Dance of Death created by Hans Holbein the Younger and first published in 1538.

Dance of Death created by Hans Holbein the Younger and first published in 1538.

...from Holbein's Dance of Death Alphabet. © The Trustees of the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org

...from Holbein's Dance of Death Alphabet. © The Trustees of the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org

Designed by Hans Holbein, c. 1526, and carved by Hans Lützelburger before 1538

Designed by Hans Holbein, c. 1526, and carved by Hans Lützelburger before 1538

Los Angeles art gallery Century Guild has a collection of peculiar prints from Europe dating back to 1880. Here are some of the strangest

Prints of darkness: macabre vintage posters – in pictures

Los Angeles art gallery Century Guild has a collection of peculiar prints from Europe dating back to 1880. Here are some of the strangest

Frontispice pour Johan Vogel : Icones Mortis - 1648 - illustrations par Eberhart Kieser

Frontispice pour Johan Vogel : Icones Mortis - 1648 - illustrations par Eberhart Kieser

Dead people dancing because they're finally free from gender Attribution stuff: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81408

Ozark Witchcraft, Superstition, and Folklore

Dead people dancing because they're finally free from gender Attribution stuff: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81408

from Holbein's Dance of Death Alphabet. © The Trustees of the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org

from Holbein's Dance of Death Alphabet. © The Trustees of the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org

Morte, vai encontrar os trovadores Que cantam amores vãos [...] Zomba bem, morte, de tuas peças. (Hélinand de Froidmont)

Morte, vai encontrar os trovadores Que cantam amores vãos [...] Zomba bem, morte, de tuas peças. (Hélinand de Froidmont)

A rather sad image as the mother and older sibling look on in horror as death takes away the youngest.  Mother is cooking a simple meal over a fire.   Holbein, Hans. "The Dance of Death." Woodcut, before 1538. Facsimile, London, 1892. Annotated by Shona Kelly Wray.

A rather sad image as the mother and older sibling look on in horror as death takes away the youngest. Mother is cooking a simple meal over a fire. Holbein, Hans. "The Dance of Death." Woodcut, before 1538. Facsimile, London, 1892. Annotated by Shona Kelly Wray.

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