Victorians

12.31.16

Death and the Daguerreotype: The Strange and Unsettling World of Victorian Photography

Victorian photography reveals obsession with immortality.

12.5.16

Artist Uses 150-Year-Old Photography Technique to Create These Chilling Images

Victorian pictures of corpses and pale nudes mingle with contemporary images made with the photography precursor.

10.23.16

Sick But True: Victorian Fashionistas Made Jewelry Out of Human Hair

In the 19th century, people turned their loved ones' tresses into macabre memento mori.

8.4.15

Beardology: This Medical Researcher Will Study the History of Facial Hair

"Beards are always closely linked with how men feel about themselves."

3.19.15

How Catfishing Worked Before the Internet

People have been lying about their identities in search of notoriety or love or thrills for a long, long time.

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