Death masks are a fascinating way at looking back at history’s heroes and villains. The casts were usually taken from the corpse straight after death and made from either wax or plaster.
Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was famous for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared slaves within the confederacy free.
Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821
Napoloean was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827
Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He still to this day remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer and physicist who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.
Heinrich Himmler 1900-1945
Heinrich Himmler was one for the most feared men in Germany, and a leading figure in the Nazi party.
Ned Kelly 1855-1880
Ned Kelly was an infamous bush ranger from Australia. Ned and his gang spent two years holding up banks whilst on the run from the police. Ned was eventually caught and hung for his crimes, his last words were “such is life”.
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
Benjamin Franklin was best known for being a founding father of the United States. He was also renowned inventor, author and diplomat.
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