Post Mortem – Boy in Library & with Pet Dog (Archive #3069B)

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Little boy at home, circa 1905. A second, very touching photo of this same deceased boy with his pet dog can be seen on our website. Links below:
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Cherry Mine Victims (Archive Image #EXCLB)


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Very rare stereoview showing the first two bodies pulled out of Cherry Mine on November 18, 1909, taken by an amateur photographer.
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Memorial for a Mouse (Archive #3063)

Handmade folk art memorial piece for a pet mouse. A detailed close-up view of the center is available on our website at the link below. You must have a Thanatos Archive subscription and be logged into your account to view it! If you are not yet an Archive member, please visit the second link below for options. Thanks!

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Photo 2 of 2 and Note Inside Case (Archive Image #3042)

Little boy, 1/6 ambrotype, and inside of the case, with a lock of his hair.
A second post mortem photo of this boy and his older sister can be seen by clicking the link below. You must be a Thanatos Archive member to view it! If you are not a member, please click the bottom link. Thanks!

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Post Mortem Photo Giveaway (July 1-3)


Join The Thanatos Archive (or extend/renew your current membership) this weekend for an excellent chance to WIN this original sixth-plate, early-1860s post mortem tintype photo, first class worldwide shipping included.

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Each participant will receive a unique giveaway number. As we have always done in the past, the winning number will then be chosen by using the random generator at

The winner’s Thanatos Archive username (not their legal name) will be announced on our Facebook page and website on Monday at 5:00 PM PDT.

Anybody who joins or renews between the time of this post and Monday at 4:59 PM PDT will have a chance to win. Thanks and good luck!