These Victorian Death Portraits Will SHOCK You

Halloween enthusiasts everywhere really, really love the dead. Except when they’re really, really dead. While we may adore the annual taboo-busting festival, actual death just…well, creeps us out. But the Victorians took a different view. Why Did They Do It? When we lose a dear friend or beloved family member today, the last thing we want to do is take a picture of him or her afterward. But the Victorians subscribed to a different view….Read more

Spiritualism: the Spooky Movement of the 1800s

Mystics seeking answers. Women touching on empowerment. Charlatans lusting after easy money. Depending on your viewpoint, all of these people made up the spiritualist movement. Spiritualism is defined as “a system of religious beliefs centered on the assumption that communication with the dead, or spirits, is possible.” The movement took the European world by storm in the mid-1800s. Following the thread of reason for spiritualism’s wild popularity can make the researcher a little dizzy. The…Read more

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