Dead Man Standing An inquiry into the fantasy of Victorian standing post-mortems: dead people, supported by headrests.
June 7, 2016
Death, Ephemera, Grim and Grewsome, medical oddities, Mourning Customs and History, News, Social History, Strange Bodies, Victorian
and tagged Dead Man Standing, mortuary myths, posing stand, post-mortem photography, standing post-mortems, Victorian photography, Victorian photography head-rest
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.
February 13, 2016
18th century, Animal Tales, Death, Ephemera, Fairies and Elemental Spirits, Folklore, Fortean Mysteries, Ghosts, Mourning Customs and History, News, religion, Sky Mysteries, Spiritualism, Victorian, Weekend Compendium, Witches
and tagged angels, Lourdes, missed connections ad, monkey ghosts, undertakers, Valentine's Day, Vauxhall, Victorian photography, Victorian valentines, Vinegar Valentines, Violet Tweedale, Weekend Compendium: 13 January 2016 Valentine Edition
From about 1898-1908 the latest fad for society women was to be photographed standing in a mummy case, with their faces through a hole in the lid.