It was the beautiful face that caught my attention. But as I realized what I was admiring, I began to feel a little sick. This beautiful child died in the 1870’s, and this is a picture of her extremely well preserved corpse. You can see the casket on the right–it was discovered by construction workers in San Francisco. The casket was still well sealed and contained a large glass pane through which this image was captured of the long-dead girl.
After months of investigation, the girl has been identified; the story of how that identification was accomplished is well worth a look.