1912 Archduchess Hedwig of Austria and her sister Archduchess Elisabeth
Armor in the army museum of Invalides in Paris, France by Jonathan Haider
Midnight, Jean-Charles Cazin
This photograph, taken shortly after his death is the only known picture of serial killer and cannibal Karl Denke.
On December 20, 1924, Denke was arrested after attacking a man at his house with an axe. Police searched Denke’s home and found human flesh in huge jars of curing salts. A ledger contained the details of 40 people Denke had murdered and cannibalized over the years. It is thought he even sold the flesh of his victims at the Breslau market.
The day after his arrest, Denke hanged himself in his cell, meaning his exact motives can only be guessed at.
A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE
Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.