Friday, March 17, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Masks of life..and death

Princeton University..that fine Ivy League center of learning has a strange friggin collection. Its a collection of masks, most of them are actually molds of the individuals heads, some done whilst they were alive and the rest..well..after they went over to the other side...

They have Beethoven, Aaron Burr, Thomas Paine,Tolstoy,Washington, James Dean even! William Shakespeare is there also. Check it out. The linkage is here.

8 people gave us their .02 cents:

FantasticAlice said...

That is AWESOME... going to site as we speak.

lecram sinun said...

Cool collection of death masks!

one4JC said...

That's just wrong....Yuck why would someone want to go there...Ok so I went but it's still ewwwwwwwww....LOL

dusty said...

Its not wrong actually..just strange so some..from a purely historical standpoint I think its kinda neat to see the faces of the famous that lived a 100 years ago.

Hey..aren't you Beth's sista one4jc?

I have to warn you..I use the F-Bomb ALOT..

Joel said...

I am with the first two: tres kwel!

one4JC said...

Yes and I have been lurking for quite a while just not leaving comments...so I know about the F bomb.

It just looks like they dug some of those people up to get the mask molds...Their eyes are bugged out on some....just ewwww is all.

Col. Dr. said...

Deathmasks were common. Hey, what's creepier, a deathmask, or waking up beside someone with loose facial skin?

Col. Dr. said...

And, uh, no offense, but the white ones all look the same to me.

they DO!