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Charley Swanson, photographed after death. Charley’s death record indicates he died of “lockjaw” (tetanus) on January 1, 1895. He was 7 years, 1 month, and 22 days old. Cabinet card, Jackson, Ohio. *** To see more of our collection and support our work, please consider a Thanatos Archive membership! Subscription info is here).
Rare 1905 cabinet photo of workers quarrying the stone to be used for a headstone. On the back is written, “Tombstone for mother’s grave at the quarry”. <> Please support our work with a Thanatos Archive membership!
The graves of brothers who died in infancy in 1887. Top photo, circa 1887 cabinet card from our collection; bottom photo taken circa 2015. If you would like to support our work at The Thanatos Archive with a membership, please review subscription options here). Archive members can view our entire post mortem & mourning photo collection.
Dying man in chair, from a 1/6 daguerreotype. Archive members can click here to view the full daguerreotype.
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Several closer views, including the hanging watch. Archive members can click here to view the entire scene. If you would like a Thanatos Archive membership, please review subscription options here).