Life What Happened to You After You Died
posted by October 14 at 17:00 PMon
If you happened to be an inmate of the Oregon State Insane Asylum between 1883 and 1970s and nobody wanted your body, you were cremated and sealed inside a copper canister.
You sat on a shelf in your canister, numbered somewhere between 01 and 5118. Over time, your ashes reacted chemically with your canister, as the canister reacted chemically with the air. You were inside, trying to get out.
Then, in 2005, a photographer named David Maisel found you, took your portrait, and just published it in a book called Library of Dust.