“There he lay, unowned,unknown; exposed to the flippant curiosity of the French mob”

L0042495 People visiting the morgue in Paris to view the cadavers.

Wellcome Collection

So remarks Walter Hartright upon seeing Count Fosco’s body in the Paris Morgue in the 25 August installment of The Woman in White. As we discussed briefly in class today, the Paris Morgue was a tourist attraction in the nineteenth century. As part of their Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime exhibition, the Wellcome Collection‘s Taryn Coin created a blog about the Paris Morgue. If you would like to read more about it follow this link.


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