If you’re interested in postmortem and/or old medical or crime scene photography (for starters), chances are good you’re already well acquainted with the wondrous Burns Archive. Founded in 1977 by Stanley B. Burns, MD, renowned author, curator, historian, collector, archivist, television/film consultant, and one of our personal heroes here at Haute Macabre, The Burn Archive is the largest private […]
At a glance, The Last Tuesday Society may look like a petite, old-timey bar, with jaunty white motifs snaking across a black facade, but passersby should look again: the motifs are actual snakes and trees bearing fantastic fruit. High above the window looking out on Mare street in East London’s Hackney neighborhood is a sign […]
I’ve had this article on my to-write list for months — tear catchers or “lachrymatories,” those gilded vials you often see next to mourning wreaths and crushed velvet capelets, are the very height of romanticism. During the Victorian Era, it’s said, the grieving would weep into the delicate containers which turn up now and then […]
Last week, I posted this photo from around 2004 to my Instagram page, and I fell in love with everyone’s replies! So many of you said that you had old images of yourselves from way back when, in the days of yore full of crushed velvet and mesh. Post your old Super Goff images to […]
Victorian fashion continues to amaze with its’ macabre overtones: while we’re all familiar with the Mourning rituals of the era and the long term perils of tight-laced corsets, now we can add arsenic poisoning to the list. Both the wearer and the maker of many Victorian garments were at risk: from prolonged arsenic and mercury […]
One of Haute Macabre’s favorite Tumblrs, Now This is Gothic, released Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s, a collection of select images from their incredible collection of throwback images of Goths in the 80s. We featured the Tumblr blog once before, and are still deeply in […]
Meticulously detailed Victorian miniature butcher shops. Totally not creepy, right? via Collector’s Weekly.
I’m not sure what these pictures were taken for, or who they were taken by. I found them while poking around in New York makeup artist Deborah Altizio‘s portfolio, and liked the combination of warm, smokey makeup and Joan of Arc styling. I especially like the use of a metallic sweater with an even knit, […]
Unfortunately, I have not had the time to watch this in its entirety, so it is now your job to watch it for me and tell me how awesome it is.