Mourning Customs and History

Enough Rope: The Hangman’s Rope in the Press

Enough Rope: The Hangman’s Rope in the Press The hangman’s rope was a subject of absorbing interest to the 19th century reading public, judging by the loving details about material, quality, and pedigree of rope as reported in the papers.

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat

Fearing the Walking Dead, The Undertaker’s Revenge, and the Lost Art of the Coffin Threat A compendium of popular posts.

Weekend Compendium: 13 January 2016 Valentine Edition

Weekend Compendium: 13 January 2016 Valentine Edition Featuring an 18th century “Missed Connection” ad, 19th century hints for photographic sitters. The Angel of Lourdes, monkey ghosts, Valentines for Undertakers and Spiritualist Mediums.

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