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Death and Gravestone Symbolism

Death & Gravestone Symbolism — Cool Infographics

Death & Gravestone Symbolism from LifeInsuranceFinder.au takes an in-depth look at the most common signs and symbols used on gravestones around the world. Death is life’s ending. Because everyone who is born eventually dies, it is the center of many traditions and organizatio

In 1705,Margorie McCall got died & was buried after a LONG wake. That night, grave robbers exhumed her. They attempted to cut her finger off to remove a ring but while cutting into her finger, Marge came to & they bounced. She got out of the coffin & walked home.She knocked on the door just as her family gathered at her home.  Deep in grief, her hubby said “if your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.” He opened the door & she was there, very much alive. He fainted dead…

10 Horrifying Premature Burials - Listverse

Being buried prematurely is one of the most terrifying of all fears. Edgar Allan Poe wrote about it and it has been the subject matter of many horror movies. Surprisingly real life cases of this terrible mistake are more common than one might think. Years ago when embalming wasn’t as common and because of inferior

Although she looks very much alive, she is not. This photo was taken of a young woman (possibly a teenager) not long after her death. If the photographer got there just before, or right after the death, it was easier to pose someone. Such a remarkable photo of a beautiful young lady who died in her prime.

Vintage dreamer by MementoMori-stock on DeviantArt

See the rules in my Journal DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A POST MORTEM IMAGE AS SOME FOOLISH PEOPLE HAS PIN IT ON PINTEREST OR POSTED IN SEVERAL PLACES. IS A... Vintage dreamer

Bonnie  (of Bonnie and Clyde) in her casket

The Bonnie & Clyde Picture Album - Page-2

Best. Tombstone. Ever.

Best. Tombstone. Ever.

Ghost Babies - Boing Boing- the most comprehensive article I've found on the web that explains the nature of Post Mortem photography. A must-read!

Ghost Babies | Boing Boing

The traffic in dead babies is booming: daguerreotypes of dead babies, ambrotypes of dead babies, tintypes of dead babies, cartes de visite of dead babies, cabinet cards of dead babies; dead babies …

Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography.

Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography.

Nineteenth century graveyards sometimes included carved chairs for the comfort of visitors. In this function, the object was known as a mourning chair, and cemeteries have since provided, benches for similar purposes, most often movable units of the type used in parks, but also specimens in the tradition of the carved chairs.

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See this image on The Definitive Funeral Planning and Information Resource: The fantastic view of a cemetery in Tokyo, Japan.

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Headstone

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Portrait of deceased Woman with Fur Coat by Wisconsin Historical Images

Portrait of Woman with Fur Coat

Studio portrait of a standing young woman, wearing a hat with a veil and flower, and a fur-lined coat. This image is part of a collection of over 6,000 glass plate negatives created by Charles J. Van Schaick. Van Schaick learned the art of photography after moving to Jackson County, Wisconsin. In 1885, he opened a studio in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and served as the town photographer for over 50 years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of…

mourning photo of deceased dog  Paul Frecker - Nineteenth Century Photography

Nineteenth Century Photography

mourning photo of deceased dog Paul Frecker - Nineteenth Century Photography

Ralph Smith, lost in the flood and buried in an unknown plot.:     The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. The flood killed 2,209 people.

Ralph Smith, lost in the flood and buried in an unknown plot.: The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water from the reservoir known as Lake Conemaugh. The flood killed 2,209 people.