Framed Memorial for Little Girl, including Hairwork


Beautiful 1895 lithographic memorial for a little girl named Cloetta Halsey Giffin, who died at the age of five in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The space below “In Memoriam” was there for the family to insert a picture of the deceased person, however in this case Cloetta’s hair was used. The frame measures 15″ x 12″. 
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Infant in Casket (Photo 2 of 2) [ Archive Image 3629B ]

Second photo in a set, showing a deceased infant in his/her casket, surrounded by funeral flowers. The first photo in the set, showing this child’s young parents holding her in their laps, can be viewed in the membership section of our Archive. Archive members can click here to view it now . If you are not an Archive member, you can subscribe now by clicking here.

Widow at Husband’s Grave

Circa 1914: Anna Zeller Gaul (1848-1932) visiting the grave of her husband, George Gaul (1846-1884) at Saint John’s Hains Cemetery in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. I’m unable to identify the object inside of the glass case, possibly a wreath or an article of clothing. George was a farmer who died at the age of 38… Anna, who was 36 at the time of his death never remarried. View the complete Thanatos Archive Collection! Memberships available here.

Pet Cemetery Article & Close-Up Dog’s Grave [ Archive Image 3612BC ]

A close-up of King Victor’s grave and a wonderful November 1905 article about the pet cemetery that he is buried in. Yes!… the actual photograph featured in the article is part of The Thanatos Archive! Archive members can click here to view it now . If you are not an Archive member, you can subscribe now by clicking here.

Post Mortem Photography in Official Store – $25.00 Code

Be sure to browse through our selection of post mortem photography, available in our new store. Currently 46 items in stock, in several formats. 

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Grave of John Nelson & Wife 1870s, 2016. Interesting Note


Circa 1877.

Photo credit: Christine, 2016.

Top image: Circa 1876 photo of the grave of Adelaide Anne Nelson, the wife of John W. Nelson, who died in 1873 at the age of 22 or 23; a few short years later, in 1879, her husband John also passed away, also at a very young of  27. I was unable to find any records of their deaths that might help explain why they died so young…

In the 2016 photo it’s interesting that at some point the inscription stone was completely replaced, leaving no mention of Adelaide. Was she moved at the request of her husband, or possibly even his family?

The grave is located in Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia.

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