Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Vintage Mortician Photos?







Morbid Anatomy reader Aeron Alfrey sent along these wonderful photographs, which he described as "Vintage Mortician Photos." Looking at the photos, it seems to me that they are probably medical students with their cadavers rather than morticians in training, due to the level of dissection we see in the images. Nevertheless, they are lovely. He originally found them here.

Thanks, Aeron!

8 comments:

Luciana Christante said...

Yes, it seems more medical students. Any idea of when and where these photos were taken?
Regards
Luciana

JE said...

Hi there.

Not sure when the photos were taken or where, but am guessing the 1930s from the hairstyles. Perhaps Aaron might know?

Aeron Alfrey said...

Hello, glad you enjoyed the pics. Unfortunately the only related information attached to the pictures was the subject line of Old B&W Autopsy Images. And while Ogrish requires you to sign up (for free) to access their forums, I encourage anyone to do so since there is a great collection of some of the most grotesque photographs, and video files, you're likely to ever see. But of course, not for the faint of heart.

There are some excellent scans of a forensic photography book titled "All Flowers Bloom In Red" in this thread - http://www.ogrishforum.com/showthread.php?t=18315

luciana christante said...

Unfortunately, Ogrish is not accepting new users at the moment
:-(

Anonymous said...

The fifth picture is Victorian era. Note the pre-electricity gas lighting fixtures in the upper left.

Anonymous said...

There is a nice selection of these cool photos at www.thanatos.net

sloane said...

Hi ya! just saw this and I was wondering are those real corpses or?it just seems so model like that I started to think about it :O but I quess they really have always used real corpses and nothing else, but still if someone knows better than me, with my stupid question,please let me know.

Shaun said...

Writing a book on Burke and Hare called "Bodies for Sale?" could use one of above pictures for cover picture? shaunpcheyne@btinternet.com tel 028 92675144 thanks! Shaun P. Cheyne BA.