A Casket 300 Feet Long A casket 300 feet long would be required to bring back the remains of all the US soldiers who died in the Great War in France.
Cremated Alive We fire up the retort as we look at the third of a terrifying triumvirate of Victorian death-fears: being embalmed alive, dissected alive, and cremated alive.
The Glitter and the Ghoul The glittering Cheapside Hoard of jewels was haunted by a tall Elizabethan ghost.
A Cabinet of Cursed Curiosities A Cabinet of Cursed Curiosities such as Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s death-car, a deadly opal ring, and a drunkard’s chair.
Posing the Corpse Posing the corpse so the corpse can join in the fun of the wake or have a drink or accuse a malefactor or, simply as a joke.
The Silver Coffin of Genghis Khan Where is the Silver Coffin of Genghis Khan?
Called by the Dead The living are called by the dead to join them, even if it means committing suicide. The dead can be so demanding…
Old Jokes’ Home Celebrating Tell an Old Joke Day with Victorian gallows humor, cholera jokes, puns, and heartlessness.
Detritus of the Dead Mourners of the past used the detritus of the dead–personal artifacts and mementos–to make mourning wreaths.
Haunted by a Death-bed Promise Some spouses asked for death-bed promises that their husband or wife would not remarry. And some returned from beyond the grave to enforce that promise.