Sisters in mourning, Coventry, England, circa 1862.
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For those interested in houses, here is the Sexton’s home in East Windsor, Connecticut, built c.1820, as it looks today.
A circa 1846 half-plate daguerreotype of the family posed with their daughter’s memorial painting can be viewed HERE
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This appears to be a post mortem, but it’s actually a CDV of Susan Godsey, Tennessee’s “Sleeping Beauty”, who died at 31 after being in a coma for the last 24 years of her life. Her story is a fascinating one! This is one of two photos of Susan in our collection; to go directly to the second, as well as a link to a newspaper article with more info on her life, and her death, visit our archive here (membership is required, and you must be logged in): [ Thanatos Archive ] Not yet a Thanatos Archive member? Read about subscribing here.
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The children’s post mortem photo can be seen in our protected Archive member database, HERE.
Ghostly post mortem photo appearing on the back of a tintype. Archive members can view the front side post mortem [ here ].
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Cause of death, “Accident, RR / Killed instantly / Fractured skull”.
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Circa 1862 tintype. Thanatos Archive subscribers can see a second photo of this child with her mourning parents [ here ].
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