Memento Mori

Your local cabinet of curiosities in Bournemouth
www.MementoMori.Co
Custom order, this guy used to be mounted in a frame

Custom order, this guy used to be mounted in a frame

I have a non ceremonial shrunken head for sale, please only serious enquiries to mattaeusball@gmail.com

I have a non ceremonial shrunken head for sale, please only serious enquiries to mattaeusball@gmail.com

The vibrator has been around since 1734 to treat Hysteria because doctors were taking too long to manually masterbate women. The vibrator became the largest selling household appliance.

The vibrator has been around since 1734 to treat Hysteria because doctors were taking too long to manually masterbate women. The vibrator became the largest selling household appliance.

Sorry people got my text mixed up with the wrong photo.            In the Victorian era (1837-1901), in most of Europe and America, photographing the dead was common practice; an expensive service provided by photographers as a special way for families to preserve the memory of their loved ones.

When someone died, they would be placed in the home for viewing until the funeral. While there, flowers would be placed all around the body not only for the visual but to disguise the odor of decay. Sometimes there were so many flowers, one couldn’t see the actual subject.

Some tidbits you probably didn’t know was that there was much superstition around death in those days. Here are some examples:

1. You had to cover all the mirrors with black fabric when someone died because it was feared that the mirror could steal the spirit and keep it

2. You weren’t allowed back into society for the first two years after a death.

3. All clocks were stopped in the house at the exact time of death.

4. Widows wore black for at least four years after the death of a husband but most chose to wear them forever.

The trick of the photograph was to make the deceased seem alive. Great preparation was made to ensure they appeared to be alive in the photographs, or at least appear sleeping.

For the most part, it was a denial of death but it was very popular and it helped many people deal with their grief, as what Psychology calls Acute Grief.

The photograph process used was called Daguerreotype, which was essentially an image placed on a piece of silver, an expensive luxury that not all could afford at that time, ergo, the post-mortem photos belonged to the wealthy, at least until the 1850’s, when more and less expensive forms of photography were introduced. By the 1860’s, most everyone was able to get this done and they did.

Sorry people got my text mixed up with the wrong photo. In the Victorian era (1837-1901), in most of Europe and America, photographing the dead was common practice; an expensive service provided by photographers as a special way for families to preserve the memory of their loved ones.

When someone died, they would be placed in the home for viewing until the funeral. While there, flowers would be placed all around the body not only for the visual but to disguise the odor of decay. Sometimes there were so many flowers, one couldn’t see the actual subject.

Some tidbits you probably didn’t know was that there was much superstition around death in those days. Here are some examples:

1. You had to cover all the mirrors with black fabric when someone died because it was feared that the mirror could steal the spirit and keep it

2. You weren’t allowed back into society for the first two years after a death.

3. All clocks were stopped in the house at the exact time of death.

4. Widows wore black for at least four years after the death of a husband but most chose to wear them forever.

The trick of the photograph was to make the deceased seem alive. Great preparation was made to ensure they appeared to be alive in the photographs, or at least appear sleeping.

For the most part, it was a denial of death but it was very popular and it helped many people deal with their grief, as what Psychology calls Acute Grief.

The photograph process used was called Daguerreotype, which was essentially an image placed on a piece of silver, an expensive luxury that not all could afford at that time, ergo, the post-mortem photos belonged to the wealthy, at least until the 1850’s, when more and less expensive forms of photography were introduced. By the 1860’s, most everyone was able to get this done and they did.

Coming soon to the shop 1851 medical print                        www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

Coming soon to the shop 1851 medical print www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

That’s right, we can now ship human bones overseas.
Although please don’t just buy things, please check your county is allowed, and please be aware there will be and extra postage charge, although we try to keep this to a minimum. www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

That’s right, we can now ship human bones overseas.
Although please don’t just buy things, please check your county is allowed, and please be aware there will be and extra postage charge, although we try to keep this to a minimum. www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

Coming soon 1851 Hunters Gravies Uterus pages.           Watch this space only at 
www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

Coming soon 1851 Hunters Gravies Uterus pages. Watch this space only at
www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

That’s right folks, if the offers are realistic, and we have the room in the price we will always consider an offer. Why not have a go, email us at info@mementomori.co

That’s right folks, if the offers are realistic, and we have the room in the price we will always consider an offer. Why not have a go, email us at info@mementomori.co

Coming soon to our shop www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

Coming soon to our shop www.mementomori.co #mementomori #cabinetofcuriosities #bournemouth #taxidermy #curios #macabre #victorian #mourningjewellery #humanskull #realhumanskeleton #mattaeusball #vintagemedical #bonetiara
#bonecrown #poisonbottle #curiosities #apothecary #mattaeusball #asylum #skull #animal skull #articulation

Anyone interested in doing Beauchene’s well this is for sale email me at mattaeusball@gmail.com

Anyone interested in doing Beauchene’s well this is for sale email me at mattaeusball@gmail.com