Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley Was Born on This Day in 1797 in London | #PromoteHorror |#FrankensteinDay

You can view the actual digitized manuscript of Frankenstein from 1818. Browse a collection of the family’s digitized papers, including the original manuscript of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the National Endowment of the Humanities grant-funded Shelly-Godwin Archive. Mary Wollstonecraft and her husband William Godwin, together with their daughter Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley and her husband,…

The Maleficent History of Welsh Witchcraft

For the past year research masters student at Liverpool Hope University has been delving into the maleficent history of Welsh witchcraft to uncover the gruesome stories behind those put to death for seemingly meddling with the dark arts. Between 1484 and 1750, more than 200,000 women were tortured, burned or hanged in western Europe after…

Late 19th Century Memento Mori Marble Skull

Haunting the Dusty Shelves with Wickedmama 💀 Auction Edition It’s no surprise to some of you that I love to haunt the bookstores, antique stores, auctions and any dusty old roadside place where I might find something interesting! During the pandemic, I started following auctions on the Liveauctioneers site, mostly just window-shopping and mentally curating…

View from Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn

View from Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn [1881]: Brooklyn’s famous Green-Wood #Cemetery at sunset. Conceived in tones of black and white for reproduction, this watercolor features the Gothic-style entrance arch at center.

Antique Memento Mori Ring Skull

Memento Mori jewelry is the name given to sixteenth through eighteenth-century jewelry that was created as a reminder of the inevitability of death and the need to live piously. Read More >>

Photographs of Sculpture on American Gravestones

Check out this American Antiquarian Society collection of photographs of Sculpture on American Gravestones. Take a virtual tour of gravestones – most of which were made prior to 1800. Read More >>

Salem Witch Museum Online Exhibit

Salem Witch Museum Exhibits Witch trials began in Europe in the early fifteenth century and continued well into the eighteenth century. Over time, fear spread to the colonies, resulting in witch panics, such as the Salem witch trials. While it is challenging to assess the total number of executions that took place throughout this period,…