The history is absolutely fascinating and so important to study. The advancements that have made in everything from technology to fashion are extraordinary. Often times studying history is extremely useful in teaching us what we need to do looking forward…and at other times, it can just be absolutely TERRIFYING to see what people have cooked up in the past!
Eighteenth century witch’s chair
Seventeenth century poison cabinet
Some blood-letting fleams
Carnival prop from the early twentieth century—a mummy’s head
A Norton motorcycle and its little side… coffin.
If you lived in London in the 1930s you were allowed to send game via the post office. (As long as liquids weren’t dripping! Phew!!!)
This horrifying prosthetic toe was found in the tomb of Tabeketenmut
Kit from the nineteenth century used for vampire hunting. (True Blood fans take note!!!)
Medical bone saws.
A prosthetic left arm from 1850-1910.
Morphine set from the Victorian era.
Mary Magdalene as she appears in the basilica crypt of St. Maximinin la Saint Baume in France.
Some preserved medical findings at the Mutter Museum.
Anatomical models from the seventeenth century.
A poster from a time where apparently Cooties were a very real concern.
Performers from a freak show.
The handiwork of Dr. Louis Auzoux—a paper mache gynecological model circa 1880.
A Halloween Costume from the past… YIKES!
A Victorian era cage built around a coffin, to void off the impending threat of vampire corpses.