Supplying Dead Ringers Wax effigies, fake or substitute corpses used by criminals.
May 9, 2017
Body Snatching, Crime, Death, Ephemera, Grim and Grewsome, News, Social History, Strange Bodies, Strange Deaths, Strange Lives, Victorian
and tagged body doubles, dead ringers, faking your death, H.H. Holmes, impostures, insurance fraud, Kreuger the Match King, prison escape, Supplying Dead Ringers, swindlers, wax effigies, wax figure in the coffin
The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle Who among us has not fantasized wistfully about faking their own death and disappearing? Some amusing and instructive stories of vintage insurance fraud from my files.
August 9, 2016
Crime, Death, Ephemera, Mourning Customs and History, News, Social History, Strange Bodies, Strange Deaths, Victorian
and tagged faking your death, how to disappear, insurance scams, life insurance fraud, playing dead, The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle, Victorian insurance scams