Mormons Attempt to Raise the Dead (1898)

Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity, initiated by Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s.

Do they attempt this often?

Mormons Attempt to Raise the Dead (1898)

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Deformed (16th Century) By Marcantonio Raimondi

Polymelia is a birth defect in which an affected individual has more than the usual number of limbs. It is a type of dysmelia. The extra limb is most commonly shrunken and/or deformed.

Deformed (16th Century) By Marcantonio Raimondi

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Fairy Tales and Stories (1913) By Vilhelm Pedersen

“Illustrated half-title of Andersen’s Fairy Tales and Stories (Eventyr og historier), vol. 1 showing a boy riding a crane over a village fair, a mermaid in the water, and a witch in an underground den performing some ritual by a cauldron.” – Image description from OldBookIllustrations.com. Under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Fairy Tales and Stories (1913) By Vilhelm Pedersen

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The Basic Elements of Phrenology (1825)

The basic elements of phrenology, physiognomy and palmistry, with diagrams of heads and hands, and portraits of historical figures. Colour lithograph, late 19th century.

Phrenology is a pseudoscience which involves the measurement of bumps on the skull to predict mental traits. It is based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.

The Basic Elements of Phrenology (1825)

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She Saw Him From Above (1876) by Daniel Vierge

“She saw him from above and uttered a cry.” – Image Caption

This image is from a 19th Century book on French History. Her name is ‘Jeanne D’arc’, or as most know her ‘Joan of Arc’. She held on to hope and her faith until the end. Burned alive.

She Saw Him From Above (1876) by Daniel Vierge

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Prometheus chained (1623) By Dirck van Baburen

Painting’s full name is Prometheus chained by Vulcan.

Mercury, the messenger of the gods, watches the club-footed blacksmith god, Vulcan, punish the bold and cunning Titan Prometheus for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to mortals. Prometheus’s punishment is to be bound to a rock and to have his liver consumed daily by an eagle.

Prometheus chained (1623) By Dirck van Baburen

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