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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Current Day Photo of Archive Image 3597

Photo of the amazing Hews / Jackson monument (Credit: Jim Kuhn, 2015) at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York. A circa 1896 cabinet card in our collection showing visitors to this family plot can be found in our collection (Archive subscription required).

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Grave and Obituary, 3-Year-Old Boy (Archive Image 3595B)

 

An original obituary and grave marker relating to 3-year-old Dewey Ginn, who died in 1901 in Montana. An original cabinet card of Dewey’s favorite chair covered with funeral flowers and a sign reading “Little Dewey’s Chair” can be found in our collection (Archive subscription required).

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Death Certificate, Killed by Falling Slate (Archive Image #3594)

Death certificate for a young miner who was killed by a piece of falling slate while working in the Primrose Mine in Minersville, PA. His photographic memorial card can be viewed in the Mourning & Memorial section of our website, here (Archive subscription required). If you are not yet an Archive member, please review membership options here.