Mary Todd Lincoln Tag Archives

December Birthdays

I’ll be adding to this list as I find more birthdays. Note: many birth dates, especially as you look further back in time, were not recorded. Comment below if you know of a birthday that should be added to this list! Happy birthday to… December 1 – Louis VI (1081), Marie Tussaud (1761) December 2 – William II (1650) December 3 – Charles VI (1368) December 5 – Martin Van …

Month of Macabre: The Séance

Victorians were surrounded by death. Consumption, cholera, typhoid, smallpox, scarlet fever-illness and death were a regular part of life in Victorian times. Despite the hardships of death and the tightly-laced nature of a Victorian person’s life, death was fetishized to an interesting degree. After the death of a loved one, a popular way of keeping them close was to enclose their hair in a locket and …