A family photo album containing many photos of a woman and her family, with a braid of her hair inside of the album’s cover. The two images shown with the album are a portrait of the woman, taken only a few weeks before her death, and a photo of the woman with her husband and six children. Less than a year after the family portrait above was taken, the woman and the two youngest children would all be dead. Another child died in infancy several years earlier.
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A sixth-plate ambrotype of a man and his son, received in poor condition, as shown. Thanatos Archive members can click here to see this image after our restoration work was completed. The boy and father are also identified, and have an interesting story, which can be read at the link above. Not yet an Archive member? View subscription options here!
Daguerreotype, as found, sealed behind mat and cover glass. We opened this daguerreotype up to clean the glass and reveal what had been hidden by the mat for over 160 years – Thanatos Archive members can see the results by clicking here. If you do not yet have your own Thanatos Archive membership, please review subscription options here).
Death certificate of Early “Babe” Dow, who died of enterocolitis. Archive members can view his post mortem photo by clicking here. *** To see more of our collection and support our work, please consider a Thanatos Archive membership! Subscription info is here).
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Charley Swanson, photographed after death. Charley’s death record indicates he died of “lockjaw” (tetanus) on January 1, 1895. He was 7 years, 1 month, and 22 days old. Cabinet card, Jackson, Ohio. *** To see more of our collection and support our work, please consider a Thanatos Archive membership! Subscription info is here).
Rare 1905 cabinet photo of workers quarrying the stone to be used for a headstone. On the back is written, “Tombstone for mother’s grave at the quarry”. <> Please support our work with a Thanatos Archive membership!
The graves of brothers who died in infancy in 1887. Top photo, circa 1887 cabinet card from our collection; bottom photo taken circa 2015. If you would like to support our work at The Thanatos Archive with a membership, please review subscription options here). Archive members can view our entire post mortem & mourning photo collection.