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U.S. Funeral History- North American Funerals: The Funeral Source

Funeral History- North American Funerals: The Funeral Source

Formacone formaldehyde deodorizer room disinfector circa 1901 used in Funeral Homes to cover the smell of decomposing bodies.

Formacone formaldehyde deodorizer room disinfector circa 1901 used in Funeral Homes to cover the smell of decomposing bodies.

a wicker coffin. But more than that, it is a cooling coffin that was used to carry a body to the mortuary. Ice or cold water was placed in the pan below to help cool the body. The lid also aided in cooling.

A wicker coffin. It is a cooling coffin that was used to carry a body to the mortuary. Ice or cold water was placed in the pan below to help cool the body. The lid also aided in cooling.

110-year old reusable condoms made from fish bladder. At that time were reusable to an estimated amount of 10 times

βαʈʈყ'ʂ Ƒɽҽҽ ᏣℓᎥɲᎥc old reusable condoms made from fish bladder. At that time were reusable to an estimated amount of 10 times.

Theodore Roosevelt wrote this diary entry February 14th, 1884, when his wife died. it reads "the light has gone out my life" So sad and so very tragic. Touches my heart like no other

Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again. Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again.

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The biggest albino family in the world. Aslam and Shameeem Parvez are the eldest of the clan from Coventry. All six of their children are albino.

Photo of the Salvation Army funeral of Adjt. Kathryne Senn in 1913. The casket is adorned with numerous floral bouquets. The American and Salvation Army flags are posted behind the casket.   The photo is glued on to an old style hard press board frame.

Photo of the Salvation Army funeral of Adjt. Kathryne Senn in The casket is adorned with numerous floral bouquets. The American and Salvation Army flags are posted behind the casket. The photo is glued on to an old style hard press board frame.

Old Funeral Parlor Photo Framed

Old Funeral Parlor Photo Framed

Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie by Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi. 1865.  In the style of a visting card.

Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie by Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi. In the style of a visting card.

Memento Mori Victorian Death Photos | Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos / Military & Patriotic:Civil War ...

Military Patriotic:Civil War, Post Mortem Portrait of Confederate Guerilla Captain William H.

Man being held up by posting stand - The purpose of the posing stand was to keep the posers fixed and in position because of the time it took to take the photographs. The subject is placed in front of the camera. If necessary, the pose is held with the assistance of adjustable head rests, clamps and posing stands.

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone.