Widower & Children, + Premortem [Archive Image 3586B]

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1885 cabinet card, widower James Cochran and his children (l-r) Bertram, Earnest and Dwight, posing with an enlarged portrait of his wife and the boys’ mother Ella Carile Newell Cochran. who died at the young age of 34 on December 14, 1884. The cabinet card of Ella on the right was used to make the enlargement.

The previous year, in May of 1883, the Cochran family lost their young daughter Mabel at only 5 years old. A premortem photo of a very ill Mabel being comforted by Ella is available on our website, here. Thanatos Archive membership is required. Not yet a member? Review Thanatos Member options here ).

Closer of Griffith Grave Inscription [ Archive Image 3582B ]


Close up of view of the inscriptions on the miner’s grave, Archive image 3582, Mourning & Memorial section.

The entire uncropped cabinet photo and the history of this miner, who committed suicide,  available here (Thanatos Archive membership is required to access. Not yet a member? Review Thanatos Member options here ).

Back View, Peabody’s Funeral Car [ Archive Image 3579B ]


The back view of George Peabody’s funeral car. Peabody (February 18, 1795 – November 4, 1869) was an American financier, widely regarded as the father of modern philanthropy.  -The front view showing the interior of the funeral car,  is available to Thanatos Archive members here. in the “Mourning & Memorial” section of our Archive.

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