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Date: 05/21/10 01:37 PM

35 Responses to 20 Photos Of Death Masks Of Famous People

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    Link: 20 Photos Of Death Masks Of Famous People - Who knew it was so common for dead people to get plaster molds of their face on their deathbeds?
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    They all look like Mr. Potato Heads.
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    They captured Abraham Lincoln beard to the perfection
  4. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    thats rather creepy
  5. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Creepy as drat.
  6. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    what the hell was that.
  7. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    I never even realized this was something that was done!

    Anybody think Newton looks like Robin Williams?
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    Seastone Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Wow. This is really interesting. Portrait artists might have romanticized their subjects fairly often, but death masks can`t lie. Odd how happy some of them look, though.
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    ledouxrt Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    I thought Newton looked more like Igor, but I can see Robin Williams too.
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    cj89 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    "Portrait artists might have romanticized their subjects fairly often, but death masks can`t lie."
    That`s a really good point.
    They look peaceful, except for Himmler who has a grimace - perhaps rightly so...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    WOW Heinrich Himmler looks evil even in death........ fitting.
  12. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    Tesla looks like Nosferatu.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    @megavidiot

    yes i thought that immediately!
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Very interesting

    Did anyone see the history channel special on death masks?
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    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    Whoa... no Chopin? That`s actually pretty surprising.

    ...Chopin was good-looking.


    Ha, it just got kind of awkward...
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Never in a million years would I have guessed that was Napoleon Bonaparte. Looked a bit like Christopher Reeves.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    These were awesome
  18. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    I totally want a death mask done of me when I die.
  19. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    "Did anyone see the history channel special on death masks?"

    Heck yes! That was pretty awesome.
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    Actually I watched this on the tele, and the one with Napoleon is doubtful for several factors.

    1) Napoleon had false teeth
    2) Napoleon was short. The face that they say is NApoleons was according to scientists a face of a man well close to 6 feet tall. Napoleon was about five foot tall
    3) Napoleon`s face with all of the pictures are shorter and rounder,

    This face, according to the show, and expercts was probably of Napoleon`s brother, not Napoleon himself.

    I highly doubt that this is the actual death mask of Napoleon.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Newton`s reminds me a little of Robin Williams....
  22. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm


    Too soon?
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    Nicola Tesla looks awesome. He has the kind of face you`d see who lives in the castle on top of the hill where lightning flashes whenever you say the castle`s/person`s name.
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    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    yes lionheart way too soon, considering he`s not even dead yet.
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    koffymasheen Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    "2) Napoleon was short. The face that they say is NApoleons was according to scientists a face of a man well close to 6 feet tall. Napoleon was about five foot tall"

    Actually, Napoleon was about 5`6.5" tall. I hardly think that`s short.
  26. Profile photo of holydonut
    holydonut Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    "Actually, Napoleon was about 5`6.5" tall. I hardly think that`s short."

    Which was also a pretty normal height at the time.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    May 22, 2010 at 12:10 am
    holydonut
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    69 Posts Friday, May 21, 2010 11:46:32 PM
    "Actually, Napoleon was about 5`6.5" tall. I hardly think that`s short."

    Which was also a pretty normal height at the time.


    yeah, its commonly known that this was british propaganda at the time...
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2010 at 2:39 am
    hitchcock`s face always makes me laugh
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2010 at 7:16 am
    WHAT? No jesus on toast? This is a sham I tell you.
  30. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Dang. Isaac Newton looked a hell of a lot like Robin Williams
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    6. Isaac Newton, looks allot like robin williams

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Napoleon was better looking than he is usually depicted.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    lol @ Fatninja01
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    @RobSwindol

    Yeah I see it now. They both have 2 eyes, a nose and a mouth. The resemblance is uncanny!
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    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 8:36 am
    that was weird

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