Skulls Everywhere – Photo Gallery – LIFE

‘Still Life With Skull’
From Hamlet’s famous “Alas, poor Yorick!” soliloquy on death and decay, to LIFE photographer Ralph Morse’s still-shocking-after-all-these-years photo of a Japanese soldier’s severed head atop a tank in WWII, the human skull remains perhaps the single most powerful emblem of human mortality. The ways in which the skull has been depicted, meanwhile — across decades, and across cultures — are as varied as the minds that inhabit what Rod Serling once called our “hidden auditorium.” Pictured: A daguerreotype image shows a human skull on a table, along with an hourglass, a crucifix, and a small skeleton in a glass jar, circa mid-1800s.

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