“Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?
In the 19th and early 20th century, postmortem photography was as normal as prom photos.
Photos kept in family show Che Guevara after he was killed
WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS: A man has revealed how photos showing Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's dead body in Bolivia wound up with his family in Spain.
Al Capone. In one of the several biographies I read about Al Capone, the author made mention that during Al's time at Alcatraz, an evangelist was allowed to preach there. When he gave the invitation at the end, for those who felt led to do so, a mind-dishelved Al Capone shuffled forward to ask Jesus Christ to forgive him and come into his heart and be his Savior and Lord. Al's mind, due to syphilis contracted around age 14, had given him the mind of a 12 year old. It's never too late.
Top 20 Great US Civil War Photographs - Listverse
If you ever saw Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary, you might recall it mentioned during the final episode how many photos, daguerreotypes and tintypes were destroyed after the war. Some were used as glass for greenhouses. Among those that survive, though, are some pretty startling ones. (At least for nerdy historians like me.) This
Before he was famous: Rare pictures of Hollywood icon James Dean
Largely unseen photographs from a 1955 LIFE magazine shoot peel back the carefully constructed portrait of a troubled artist to reveal James Dean to be as comfortable back home on the family farm as he was practicing the plié in a dance studio.
Charles Whitman | Photos
Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people from the observation deck of The University of Texas at Austin on August 1, 1966, after murdering his wife and mother, and before being shot by Austin police.