Holcomb Triplets (Photo #2, Photo of House) [ Archive Image 3474B ]

Real photo postcard showing two of the three triplets (two girls, one boy) who died on September 11, 1911. The reason that only two were photographed is unclear, but these were possibly the two girls photographed together, or, the third child had not yet died.

Photo #2 is the house that the triplets died and were photographed in, taken 44 years later!

A second postcard showing all three deceased triplets is available here (Archive membership is required). Not an Archive Member? Click here to subscribe !

RPPC, Relating to Mourning Card [ Archive Image 3455A ]

Circa 1900 real photo postcard of George Henry Loper at about 15 years old. That is most likely his little sister Edith in the doorway. George, or Henry, died at only 27 from erysipelas, which I believe is a skin infection from a scratch, for example, that gets into the bloodstream. . * His photographic mourning/memorial card can be viewed here (Archive membership is required). Not an Archive Member? Click here to subscribe to the Thanatos Archive. 

Mourning Dress, Face Detail [ Archive Image 3454A ]

Detail, woman in mourning dress

Caption from Archive: Woman in beaded and embroidered black mourning dress, wearing black jet bracelets. Quarter-plate ambrotype, circa 1855. * The scan of the complete cased image is available here (Archive membership is required). Not an Archive Member? Click here to subscribe to the Thanatos Archive.