Archive for the ‘Skulls’ Category


A Rare Example of a True “Portrait” Headstone From the Mid-18th Century, Which Depicts the Physical Appearance of the Deceased (as Opposed to One Carved With a “Soul Effigy” Representing the Person’s Soul or Spirit), Discovered at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

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A Bin Filled With Human Skulls For Sale at the Christmas Tree Shops in North Conway, NH

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A Headstone From the Late 17th Century Found at the Cambridge Old Burying Ground Carved With Many of the Motifs Common on Grave Markers at the Time Including a Winged Skull, Crossbones, and an Hourglass


A Stylized Skull With Wings Seen on a Slate Gravestone From the Early 18th Century at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, Massachusetts

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The Rotting Cadaver of a Pirate Captain Sits on and Guards a Wooden Treasure Chest Near the Entrance of Buc’s Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire


A “Winged Skull” Motif Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

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Two Skulls (One of an Unidentified Animal, and the Other Humanoid and Made of Metal) Seen in the Storefront Window of A Clockwork Tattoo & Art Gallery on Main Street in Southbridge, MA