Sunday, May 29, 2011

"The Bones of Tenants Whose Burial Rental Was Not Renewed--Santa Cruz Cemetery, Manila," Stereograph, Circa 1899

Title: The bones of tenants whose burial rental was not renewed--Santa Cruz Cemetery, Manila
Creator(s): Strohmeyer & Wyman.,
Date Created/Published: New York : Strohmeyer & Wyman, publishers, c. 1899.
Medium: 1 photographic print on stereo card : stereograph.
Summary: Two men examine a skull from pile of exhumed skulls and bones in cemetery.
From the Library of Congress, Stereographic Card Collection; Via Defrag Tumblr.

1 comment:

Laura said...

This reminds me of a short story by Ray Bradbury, "The Next in Line". On a trip to Mexico, a couple visits a cemetery and sees the skeletons of those whose families couldn't afford to pay their rental fees.