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St. George the Dragon Slayer

St. George is the patron saint of England. While little is known for certain about his life, there are many legends about his life.The most popular of which, is his slaying of a dragon. Some say the dragon was going to devour the king's daughter, others say that she was going to be offered as a sacrifice to stop the dragon's reign of terror. In either event, St. George came and defeated[...]

Death Masks

Prior to photography, and dating as far back as the Roman Empire, death masks have been used as the most effective way of capturing, preserving and immortalizing some of history's most prominent figures.Used as a means of creating an authentic visage of the dead, death masks proved beneficial in the strides of phrenology and ethnography as a method of study and further as a means of[...]

Identifying The Unknown Soldiers: A History of Dog Tags

It was during the American Civil War of 1861-1865 that the realities of war had begun gripping the world in more ways then one. With conscription leading to a militia draft, further spearheading the great draft riot of New York in 1863 to the rising death toll of soldiers, the realities of death[...]

Tear Bottles

Collecting your tears in a small bottle and burying them with the dead is a tradition that dates back to the Roman era, although there is reference to it cited in the Bible. The custom reappeared in the Victorian era during the 19th century when elaborate bottles decorated with silver and pewter emerged.Collecting a mourner's tears in a bottle, also called a lachrymatory, is used to[...]

From Furniture Maker to Undertaker

When the place was packed full, the undertaker he slid around in his black gloves with his softly, soothering ways, putting on the last touches, and getting people and things all ship-shape and comfortable, and making no more sound than a cat. He never spoke: he moved people around, he squeezed in the late ones, he opened up passage-ways, and done it all with nods and signs with his[...]

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