While walking in New Orleans it’s easy to miss the large brick building with the bright red door at the … Continue Reading The Taste of Blood: New Orleans Vampire Jacques Saint Germain
A couple of weeks ago while running errands I found myself driving some backroads I don’t take on my normal … Continue Reading Meet You at the Cemetery Gates: San Jose Cementerio
This past week, the Golden State Killer, one of the most prolific and elusive criminals in history, was caught. After … Continue Reading 5 Killer Golden State Killer Podcasts
How did people live before Instagram filters? The beauty standards of current day seem damningly harsh. Is Photoshop one of … Continue Reading Victorian Photo Retouching: The Original Instagram Filter
Dollhouses are definitely a horror trope. If you’ve got one in your house after you’re age 7 you’re probably in … Continue Reading Dollhouses for the Dead
Over the centuries, the folklore surrounding The Hand of Glory was passed down between generations as an extremely powerful token. … Continue Reading The Hand of Glory: A Thief’s Best Friend
Relevant quiz from the always on point Reductress. You know, I’ve always wondered… Quiz: Are You an Introvert, Extrovert, Or … Continue Reading Are You an Introvert, Extrovert, Or Victorian Ghost With Unfinished Business?
Made of wax, the anatomical venus is a striking resemblance to a living, breathing woman. Her skin has a translucency. … Continue Reading Dissected Graces: Wax Women During the Enlightenment
The Victorian era (from 1837 to 1901) was a time when people were surrounded by death. Many families were forced to confront death directly whether it was because of the lack of medical advances, the mourning of Prince Albert by Queen Victoria (the queen after which the era was name) 40 years after his death until her own, or the Civil War that was being waged in America where over 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. This period is unique since we see such a strong development of mourning culture. Many of the historical tales I’ll share on this blog took place at this time, but today I’m going to focus on Victorian hair art.
Are you like me and getting into the spirit of Halloween an entire month early? A few months early? All … Continue Reading October Recommendations