Felipe Aguiar

Felipe Aguiar

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Attendants from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College Of Surgeons packing up some of the 3000 human skulls stored in a shed in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, before their transfer to the Natural History Museum, 1st July 1948. | craniums | categorising | vintage | history | bw | working | boxes | crates

Attendants from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College Of Surgeons packing up some of the 3000 human skulls stored in a shed in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, before their transfer to the Natural History Museum, July 1948

Attendants from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College Of Surgeons packing up some of the 3000 human skulls stored in a shed in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, before their transfer to the Natural History Museum, 1st July 1948. | craniums | categorising | vintage | history | bw | working | boxes | crates

Attendants from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College Of Surgeons packing up some of the 3000 human skulls stored in a shed in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, before their transfer to the Natural History Museum, July 1948

Victorian death charm

A silver skeleton worn as a memento mori pendant is inside the gold coffin. A memento mori often contained images of skeletons and hourglasses. A memento mori reminds the wearer of the shortness of human life and the inevitability of death.

catacombs in Paris

"More bones to sort." An ossuary like Lorna's! Note that ossuaries are much, much more common in Europe than North America, where Lorna presumably lived. This ossuary is the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic.