Dead of Boils (Archive Image #3013B)

Hilmer Danielson’s funeral in South Dakota. Hilmer’s death certificate said he
died of “boils”. His very striking premortem / deathbed photo can be viewed on
our website at:
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1 of 2 Tintypes – Older Gentleman (Archive #3012B)

One of two, early-1860s quarter-plate tintype photos of an older, well-dressed man.
A lock of his white hair is carefully folded up in a piece of paper inside of the case.

The second photo can be viewed on our website at the link below.
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Photo #2 – Post Mortem Boy with Flowers (Archive #3001B)

Quarter-plate, circa 1858 ambrotype. A second post mortem photo of this same little boy
is available in the members section of The Thanatos Archive (members only – please see below):

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Second Poem & Grave Photo (Archive Image #2999)

Top photo: “Dear Little Hands” poem found behind the post mortem photo of 5-month-old Charles Gibbud, who died in 1855.
Bottom photo: A current day photo of the family grave, courtesy of FindAGrave.

Archive members: Charles’s post mortem daguerreotype, along with another poem (“My Treasure”, pinned to the case’s velvet pad) can be seen by [ clicking here ].

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Funeral Card for a Little Girl & Sister (Archive Image #2990B)


Embossed funeral card for a little girl who died in Lambeth, England in 1875. Her older sister died the following month.
If you are an Archive member, view her  sister’s funeral card in the mourning and memorial section of our website by [ clicking here ].
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