These Mortsafes in Greyfriars Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland were used to protect the dead from body snatchers, a practice in the 19th century to provide anatomy schools with fresh bodies. See the famous Burke and Hare case
The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On July 24, 1915 the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
Cremation is an eco-friendly option that provides an alternative to traditional burials. Unlike traditional burials, cremation results in no disturbed land. Discover some of the other advantages of cremation by checking out this infographic from a Chicago funeral home.
Showmen's Rest in Chicago is the site of a mass grave full of clowns and other circus performers who died in the Hammond circus train wreck in 1918. http://www.cultofweird.com/death/showmans-rest-circus-graveyard-chicago/
Cremation technician Leonard Reffke, right, prepares the crematorium for tours Monday, November 12, 2012, after a grand-opening ceremony for the new facility in Homewood. Illinois. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)