1. KorbenDallas

    General Grant's 1885 Coffin - is this normal?

    President/General Grant was in a bad way in early 1885. He was suffering from cancer of the throat and he was broke. Not slightly down on his luck, completely out of funds and assets. He was approached by Mark Twain to write his autobiography. This it was figured would bring a good sum of money...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1840: Napoleon's Funeral Carriage

    Napoleon died (on the island of Saint Helena off the coast of Africa ) in 1821, most likely (lol, sure) of stomach cancer, and in 1840 his body was returned to Paris, where it was interred in the Hotel des Invalides. With regard to the below article, who, or what do you think was being...