Costume History

A Casket 300 Feet Long

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.

A Cabinet of Cursed Curiosities

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 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.

Called by the Dead

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

Old Jokes’ Home Celebrating Tell an Old Joke Day with Victorian gallows humor, cholera jokes, puns, and heartlessness.

Haunted by a Death-bed Promise

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.

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