For a few centuries, mummies (both human and feline) were used by some in truly surprising and disturbing ways. Read more about the 1888 cat-mummy craze here.
“…It was an age of high infant mortality. Even picture books prepared children for the melancholy realities.”
I stumbled upon this version of Three Little Kittens in the book Necropolis, London and Its Dead.
Safety coffins designs were mostly created during the 18th and 19th centuries, when the fear of being buried alive was quite common, due to numerous epidemics and popular fiction.
This week’s comic was inspired by the first episode of Lore, “They Made a Tonic.”