Monday, March 23, 2009

And The Guest Author Is . . .


The Thanatos Archive
Photograph
Courtesy of
Not the subject of Friday's article -
this child is known to be dead!

This Friday From The Collectors will be something new and challenging for Shades readers! The Guest Author will be a photograph and that photograph is going to ask for your opinion.

You will remember the "I Think She's Dead" series of articles here on Shades. Well, the owner of that photograph has another one that he wants you to contemplate, form an opinion, and add your opinion to the comments in Friday From The Collectors, "Is She Dead?" (The photograph will be displayed in the Friday Article.)

The photograph is sent to us courtesy of The Thanatos Archive in Seattle, Washington. The Archive houses an extensive collection of vintage postmortem and mourning photos, many of which date back to the mid-1800s.

They house more than 700 vintage postmortem images and three additional galleries: Death Masks, Vintage Medical Images, and Mourning/Memorial Images. New scans are added to the archive on a regular basis as they are acquired and donated.

I have weighed in with my opinion. You will be able to read it after you post your comment.

So be here Friday, March 27, to give us your opinion in "Is She Dead?"

1 Comments:

Blogger Lidian said...

I very much want to read your opinion! And I look forward to Friday's article, as I do all your posts -

March 24, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

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