Books About Oddities, Wunderkammer, and Macabre Collections

Beyond the Dark Veil

Beyond the Dark Veil post-mortem photography
Beyond the Dark Veil is a collection of post-mortem and mourning photography from The Thanatos Archive, along with newspaper clippings and other ephemera documenting death and funerals in the Victorian Era.
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Morbid Curiosities

Morbid Curiosities by Paul Gambino
Morbid Curiosities by Paul Gambino takes a look at some of the most extraordinary and macabre collections from the likes of Ryan Matthew Cohn, Evan Michelson, and more.
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As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930
The Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and other fraternal societies formed bonds and developed values which they portrayed through enigmatic symbols of all-seeing eyes, skulls, crossbones, beehives, and more. As Above, So Below is packed with fraternal history and the photos of the secret works of art they used to keep closely guarded within the walls of private lodges and temples across America.
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Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World
Learn how to preserve and classify specimens from the natural world and build your very own curiosity cabinet.
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Diableries

Diableries Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell
These incredibly rare 3-D stereoscopic views of Hell originated in France in the 1860s. Diableries collects them all into once place so you can revel in their torment with an included stereoscopic viewer.
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Heavenly Bodies

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
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Taxidermy Art

Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself
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Mutter Museum

Mutter Museum Historic Medical Photographs
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The Empire of Death

The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses
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Cabinets of Wonder

Cabinets of Wonder
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