Daguerreotype of a family posing with a landau carriage probably in Switzerland, 1849. By Jean-Gabriel Eynard.
The human mind is so limited it can only build an arbitrary heaven — and usually the physical comforts they endow it with are naively the kind that can be perceived as we humans perceive — nothing more. No: perhaps I will awake to find myself burning in hell. I think not. I think I will be snuffed out. Black is sleep; black is a fainting spell; and black is death, with no light, no waking.

- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via girlmoss)

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English 17th Century’s etching, Unknown Artist.

Choking, illustrated by the great Frank Netter, scanned from Clinical Symposia: Selected Edition, published by Ciba-Geigy in 1978. More by Netter on Public Collectors can be found here.

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Hans Vintler, Die pluemen der tugent, Vienna 1450.
Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod. s. n. 12819, fol. 129r

A thylacine mother and young photographed at the National Zoological Park in New South Wales, 1873. 
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