On May 18, 1927, 45 people, mostly children, were killed and 58 were injured when disgruntled and demented school board member Andrew Kehoe dynamited the new school building in Bath, Michigan out of revenge over his foreclosed farm due in part to the taxes required to pay for the new school.
Fantastic cabinet card. Is it a Momento Mori? The older child does have a very slack face, but is he/she dead? Is the blurring arm caused by the baby having jarred it? It was listed as PM, and indeed placing a dead sibling with alive ones was a common tableau for a memorial photo. Anyone want to wade in on this one?
John Williams, in his own words: "I am known as...the Human Alligator or Crocodile Boy. I was born [in] 1884, in the condition you see me now...The doctors find by X-Ray examination that my heart, liver, & lungs are located nearly 4 inches lower in my body than the ordinary person; you can see my heart beating way down in the pit of my stomach. My skin all over my body is heavily scaled like that of an alligator. I generally shed my entire skin every 3 months."