The Grave of Ann Toll (Archive Image #3081, Mourning & Memorial)

The grave of Ann Toll (died 1890) in Australia, circa 2017. Photo credit: Lindsay Clark.

<><> A circa 1890 photo of Ann’s family visiting her grave can be seen
in the memorial section of our website (Must be a Thanatos Archive member)

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Death Certificate, Death from Scalding (Archive Image #2999)

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Death certificate of Charles Botdorf, who died from scalding and pneumonia in 1907. Note that his date of birth it wrong on the certificate – he was born in 1904.

Archive members: Charles’s post mortem photo, as well as a post mortem of his little brother, can be viewed by [ clicking here ]. Make sure you are logged into your Archive account for direct access.

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Silk Mill Tragedy (Archive Image #3074)



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Cabinet cards showing the Grimshaw Silk Mill tragedy in Reading, Pennsylvania. The mill, built in 1887, was destroyed by a tornado on January 9, 1889, killing 19 and injuring 100 employees.
Members: A memorial card dedicated to the 19 victims can be seen in our memorial photography archive by [ clicking here ]. If you are not a Thanatos Archive member and would like access to our archive [ click here ].

Beyond the Dark Veil

Beyond the Dark Veil / HTF First Edition / First Printing

Our post mortem photography book! These are first editions - the first printings off of the press in 2013… relatively very few produced in comparison to the later printings. First editions, first prints are very difficult to find now.

Price includes insured MEDIA MAIL shipping, with tracking, to US addresses. Priority Mail and international shipping options are available. *** Book will be shipped same business day to the shipping address you have registered with PAYPAL…. so please be sure it’s correct before ordering.

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