WARNING– THIS BLOG HAS SOME SENSITIVE PHOTOS AND TEXT
The Victorian era is known to some as the Occult of Death. This was an era where the loss of a loved one was sadly far too common, but was dealt with endearing rituals. The picture above is a little girl no one knows. She died when she was yet ten years old, and her communion veil and bouquet were put into a Victorian mourning box. The picture has tear marks down the centre and nothing will take them out. I also have a Victorian coffee table that has all-glass sides that displayed mementos from the dead.
When I was a child I used to get annoyed at friends and family for taking a pictures of the dead in their coffins. To make matters worse; in the deep rural areas they used to have their wakes in front of the…
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