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.

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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.
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Second Poem & Grave Photo (Archive Image #2999)

Top photo: “Dear Little Hands” poem found behind the post mortem photo of 5-month-old Charles Gibbud, who died in 1855.
Bottom photo: A current day photo of the family grave, courtesy of FindAGrave.

Archive members: Charles’s post mortem daguerreotype, along with another poem (“My Treasure”, pinned to the case’s velvet pad) can be seen by [ clicking here ].

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Funeral Card for a Little Girl & Sister (Archive Image #2990B)

 

Embossed funeral card for a little girl who died in Lambeth, England in 1875. Her older sister died the following month.
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