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Martha Needle, an appropriately-named mass poisoner. She also killed her immediate family for no clear reason -- the others could be explained because she collected insurance on those deaths. Maybe she figured 'the more the merrier.

Female Serial Killer ON THIS DAY – February 23, 1885 RICHMOND Martha Needle is one of our more interesting criminals from Melbourne past, and is only one of five woman executed in Victoria, on the 22nd of October 1894. Over a spate of months Needle would murder by poisoning her husband, 3 children and future brother-in-law. Martha was […]

ON THIS DAY – February 1885 RICHMOND Martha Needle is one of our more interesting criminals from Melbourne past, and is only one of five woman executed in Victoria, on the of October…

Toppan, like many female serial killers, was trained as a nurse. In 1885, she began working at Cambridge Hospital, in Massachusetts. While employed there, she experimented on her patients for her own amusement; eventually, this experimentation escalated into murder. Interestingly, while Toppan used a stereotypical feminine method of murder – poison – she stated that she derived sexual pleasure from watching a patient die – a motive usually associated with male serial killers.

Jane Toppan, born was a serial killer in Massachusetts. She was born Honora Kelley. Toppan’s life goal was to “have killed more people – helpless people – than any other man or woman who ever lived.” Indeed, she killed…

Colours dear to my heart...

Colours dear to my heart...

Dr. Mary Walker- Civil War Surgeon, Medal of honor recipient...and fashionista

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Maybrick Couple

James Maybrick Revealed To Be Jack The Ripper By Diary Confessions

Maybrick Couple

Margaret Higgins - After a three-day trial in February 1884, they were both convicted of murder and hanged on Monday, March 3rd that year at Liverpool’s Kirkdale Prison. Police inquiries that continued after the double execution suggested that the sisters might have poisoned several other family members, friends and lodgers, for the small insurance payouts.

Margaret Higgins: – 3 March 1884 hung) and Catherine Flannagan – 3 March 1884 hung) were Irish sisters who were convicted of poisoning and murdering one person in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and suspected of more deaths. of Deadly Women

From The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained by Henry J Wehman, published in 1890. Postage Stamp Flirtation

From The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained by Henry J Wehman, published in Postage Stamp Flirtation

It's eerie, but there is a beauty about it. I think it's lovely how much the Victorians honored the dead.

Morbid History : The Victorian Art of Mourning

Omaha Board of Trade in Mountains near Deadwood, April 26, 1889. It was created in 1889 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.    The picture presents Procession of stagecoaches loaded with passengers coming down a mountain road.

Omaha Board of Trade in Mountains near Deadwood, April It was created in 1889 by Grabill, John C. The picture presents Procession of stagecoaches loaded with passengers coming down a mountain road.

Drugs in the Old West

The dice and the guns weren't the only things loaded in the Old West -- so were many of the men and women.

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