[ FOR SALE ] Woman in Mourning Holding Memorial Photo

Original 1870s tintype photo showing a woman in partial mourning attire posing with a memorial picture of a little girl, no doubt her daughter. The woman appears to be wearing a pair of black vulcanite or jet mourning bracelets.

The tintype is approximately 3.5″ x 2.5″ and in overall very good to excellent antique condition.

Non-Member Price:
$225 with free First Class (photo mailer) or $8.00 boxed Priority Mail
First Class mailer: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)
Boxed Priority: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)

Thanatos.net Member Price
$200 with free First Class (photo mailer) or $8.00 boxed Priority Mail.
First Class mailer: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)
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1923 Cloudburst Victim [Blog Exclusive ]

Original photograph, men carrying the wicker casket containing the recovered body of a victim of a “cloudburst” in Louisville, Nebraska.

On September 27, 1923, rain suddenly began falling in a torrential downpour that lasted almost the entire day long; the result was heavy flooding, twelve deaths, the loss of many personal belongings, and even entire homes.

Please consider supporting our work at The Thanatos Archive with a membership. A membership will grant you access to our entire post mortem and mourning collection, hosted at Thanatos.net.

Regarding General Grant’s Death, From 1885 Harper’s Weekly

Several pages scanned from our original copy of the August 8, 1885 issue of Harper’s Weekly, recounting the death of Civil War general and former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, who died on July 23 of that same year.


Please consider supporting our work at The Thanatos Archive with a membership. A membership will grant you access to our entire post mortem and mourning collection, hosted at Thanatos.net.

[ FOR SALE ] Post Mortem Daguerreotype, c.1850

Original circa 1850 daguerreotype of a deceased woman wearing a bonnet.
Very good antique condition in full case with separated covers. Thanatos Archive member discount applies.

Thanatos Archive Member Price:
$200 with FREE First Class (photo mailer) or $8.00 boxed Priority Mail
First Class mailer: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)
Boxed Priority: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)

Non-Member Price
$225 +$8.00 First Class (photo mailer) or $12.00 boxed Priority Mail.
First Class mailer: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)
Boxed Priority: Purchase now (US ONLY, please)