A Wee Knitted Elephant Man!

I love this.
I flaming well LOVE IT!

Found on the brilliant Flickr page of someone called ‘MaffersToys’, a wee knitted Elephant Man!

From the Flickr page:

“I am NOT AN ELEPHANT. I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! I am a human being! I’m… a man.”

A toy version of Joseph Carey (aka John) Merrick, also known as The Elephant Man. In spite of what many people assumed of him upon sight, he was a highly affectionate, caring and intelligent man for whom I have the utmost respect..

I decided to publish the pattern, so see my profile if you are interested.

View MafferToys’ Flickr set HERE.
Read all about Joseph Merrick HERE.

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* What’s Wrong With This Picture?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

What’s wrong with this picture?

That’s right, HE’S DEAD!

Passed Away.
Bought the farm.
Catch my drift?

In my continuing efforts to explore the downright creepy and strange side of the internet, I chanced upon Victorian Mourning Photography.
Now, I don’t wish to offend you or give you nightmares so you should probably stop looking right now if you think that something like that might be likely to happen.

Still here?

Okay then, as I was saying,

Victorian mourning photography involves the posing and positioning of expired people with the use of stands and clamps to make them appear alive. Clamps and rods would keep the limbs where they’re supposed to be and the eyelids open but sometimes, sometimes the pupils of the eyes were even painted on over closed lids!
– Like the little girl in this photograph:

If you look closely at this next photo you will notice a base at this girls feet.
– A base to keep her upright because you betcha!
She’s dead.

Have you ever heard of this?
Victorian Mourning Photography?
It’s fucking WELL CREEPY!
I’m creeped out even writing this but it is interesting me.
All sorts of cogs are spinning in my head right now!

– Which is a lot more than can be said for this Father and Son…

Know why?
– Correct my friend! Because they’re both dead!

I can almost understand people wanting a photograph of a dear loved one but that Father and Son are very obviously dead.
Can anyone shed some light on post-mortem photography?

And by ‘anyone’ I mean anyone with the exception of this guy:

– Because he’s dead.

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