Weekend Compendium: 16 January 2016
January 16, 2016
Costume History, Death, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, Ghosts, Grim and Grewsome, Interesting People, lethal clothing, medical oddities, Mourning Customs and History, News, Social History, Spiritualism, Strange Bodies, Strange Lives, Victorian, Weekend Compendium
and tagged Dr. Henry Slade, extravagant funerals, French couture, French models, frozen ghosts, frozen to death, funeral jobs, funeral service, mannequins, Minnesota ghosts, mourning customs, mourning professions, poisoned stockings, Spiritualism, weekend compendium
O, Death, Where Is Thy Bling? The Gilded Age was a golden age for the conspicuous consumption of coffins and other funerary goods, inspiring a kind of mortuary arms race. Keeping up with the Boneses…. Two Victorian examples.
October 4, 2014
Death, Ephemera, Grim and Grewsome, Mourning Customs and History, News, Social History, Strange Deaths
and tagged Death, extravagant funerals, extravagant Victorian funerals, funerary excess, mausoleum, Mrs "Diamond" Johnson, Mrs Henry Hiller, O, Victorian funerals, Where Is Thy Bling?