The ghastly horseman, from The Forgotten Isles: Impressions of Travel in the Balearic Isles, Corsica, and Sardinia by Gaston Vuillier, 1896.
These color lithographs illustrating amputation are from Jean Marc Bourgery’s monumental Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme. This work was originally published in eight volumes over the course of twenty-three years (1831-1854); Bourgery himself died before it was completed.
The illustrations were done by Nicholas-Henri Jacob, a student of the renowned French Revolution era painter Jacques Louis David.
Man found dead sitting at kitchen table, slumped forward and restting on arms. Moved from scene to autopsy facility
Bolswert after David Vinckboons. The Struggle of Men and Animals against Death and Time. 1610.
Christoffel van Sichem II The Younger, Memento Mori (The Boy In The Skeleton), ca. 1650.
The skull with nail and Toad at the foot of sandstone Cross in the old cemetery in Neuburg, Germany
The ‘Pajama Girl’ Case - On 1 September 1934, the badly burnt body of a young woman, viciously battered about the head and wearing only pyjamas, was found in a road culvert in the township of Albury on the New South Wales-Victoria border in rural Australia. Although Sydney police reconstructed the dead woman’s features and made composite drawings of what she may have looked like in life the also took the extraordinary step of preserving the body in a formalin bath. During the next decade tens of thousands of people viewed the ghastly remains at the University of Sydney, and later Sydney police headquarters, before it was positively identified in 1944