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I picked this old photograph of two sisters up from Spitalfields Market

  • 3 weeks ago
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Spent the day touring country churches

  • 2 months ago
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Beautiful memorial in Key Hill cemetery, Birmingham

  • 4 months ago
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Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham, UK

  • 5 months ago
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New addition to my collection, Postmortem photograph of a child, Belgium


  • 6 months ago
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Photograph by Charles Van Schaick

Photograph by Charles Van Schaick

  • 7 months ago
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Highgate Cemetery, I’m going to be here on Halloween this year, too perfect!

picture by Glasseyes

  • 10 months ago


post mortem, my collection - Glasseyes

  • 11 months ago
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Coffins in Highgate Cemetary

Photo by Glasseyes

  • 11 months ago
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PostMortem Photograph of a baby from Maine, My collection (Glasseyes)

  • 11 months ago
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Child in a coffin

Postmortem photograph from my collection - Glasseyes

  • 11 months ago
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Jeremy Bentham was a British Philosopher and Social Reformer. Described as the “Spiritual founder” of University College London. When he died in 1832 in London, he left instructions for his body to be dissected for medical purposes and then preserved as an ‘auto icon’.

After dissection, the skeleton and head were preserved in a wooden case, the skeleton was padded with hay and dressed in Bentham’s clothes. There is evidence his preserved head was once attached, as he intended, but this was eventually replaced by a wax head fitted with some of Bentham’s hair. The Auto Icon is on display in University College London, the head rested between his feet for some years but is no longer on public display.

It is said that on the 100th and 150th anniversaries of the college, the body of Jeremy Bentham was brought to college council meetings, he was also present at a council meeting in July 2013 to mark the retirement of Sir Malcolm Grant.

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I went to a talk this week about Powick Mental Asylum in the 1800s, it was fascinating.
Inspired me to take a look at the old patient records again

  • 12 months ago
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