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"Unveiling the Dark Tales of Fatal Encounters: From Plague Doctors to Grand Prix Tragedies" Step back in time to the eerie 17th century

Background imageFatal Collection: Plague doctor, 17th century artwork

Plague doctor, 17th century artwork
Plague doctor. 17th century artwork titled Doktor Schnabel von Rom (Beak Doctor from Rome). The text is in Latin. The costumes bronze mask contained aromatic herbs and reduced exposure to bad air

Background imageFatal Collection: 1967 Monaco Grand Prix: Lorenzo Bandini leads John Surtees. Bandini later crashed suffering fatal

1967 Monaco Grand Prix: Lorenzo Bandini leads John Surtees. Bandini later crashed suffering fatal injuries
Monte Carlo, Monaco. 4-7 May 1967. Lorenzo Bandini (Ferrari 312) leads John Surtees (Honda RA273). Bandini later crashed suffering fatal injuries. Ref-3/2801. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageFatal Collection: Fly agaric mushrooms

Fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria), artwork. This mushroom is powerfully hallucinogenic, containing the drugs ibotenic acid and muscimol

Background imageFatal Collection: PERSEUS & MEDUSA PERSEUS & MEDUSA

PERSEUS & MEDUSA PERSEUS & MEDUSA
PERSEUS slays MEDUSA, not looking at her because to see her is fatal; his horse Pegasus also looks away

Background imageFatal Collection: 1967 Monaco Grand Prix: Lorenzo Bandini leads John Surtees. Bandini later crashed suffering fatal

1967 Monaco Grand Prix: Lorenzo Bandini leads John Surtees. Bandini later crashed suffering fatal injuries
Monte Carlo, Monaco. 4-7 May 1967. Lorenzo Bandini (Ferrari 312) leads John Surtees (Honda RA273). Bandini later crashed suffering fatal injuries. Ref-3/2815. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageFatal Collection: LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2

LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2
Three firemen died fighting this blaze in a Covent Garden warehouse in Langley Street. The first crews to arrive, from Clerkenwell fire station, found the warehouse well alight

Background imageFatal Collection: The Death of Ellen Bright at Wombwells Menagerie, 1850

The Death of Ellen Bright at Wombwells Menagerie, 1850
Engraving showing Ellen Bright (1832-1850), a Lion Queen animal trainer, being attacked by a tiger during the course of a performance at Wombwells Menagerie, Chatham, January 1850

Background imageFatal Collection: Soviet cholera vaccination poster, 1967

Soviet cholera vaccination poster, 1967
Soviet cholera vaccination poster. Poster which appeared in the USSR in 1967, urging citizens to get themselves vaccinated against cholera

Background imageFatal Collection: Richard III on Horse

Richard III on Horse
KING RICHARD III OF ENGLAND depicted at the fatal battle of Bosworth Field - a splendidly stylised depiction showing the doomed monarch desperate yet determined

Background imageFatal Collection: 1970 Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

Background imageFatal Collection: 1970 Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

Background imageFatal Collection: 19th-century coal mining

19th-century coal mining. Historical artwork of a coal mine worker igniting methane gas in a coal mine. This gas (also called fire-damp) is formed naturally by coal

Background imageFatal Collection: BUNKERs HILL MINE / 1875

BUNKERs HILL MINE / 1875
Bunkers Hill mine, in North Staffordshire, the scene of a fatal explosion on April 30th 1875. Date: 1875

Background imageFatal Collection: In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)

In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)
2778091 In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFatal Collection: Soyuz 11 crew before launch, 1971

Soyuz 11 crew before launch, 1971
Soyuz 11 crew before launch. Soviet cosmonauts (left to right) Georgy Dobrovolsky, Viktor Patsayev and Vladislav Volkov at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Background imageFatal Collection: Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis. Light micrograph of a section through a bronchus (airway) of the lungs in a case of cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis)

Background imageFatal Collection: Faust - Liebig - 4

Faust - Liebig - 4
FAUST Faust fights Marguerites brother Valentin, and Mephistopheles directs a fatal stroke

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, San Marino Grand Prix, San Marino, Italy, 1 May 1994

Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, San Marino Grand Prix, San Marino, Italy, 1 May 1994
Roland Ratzenberger (AUT) Simtek S941, who was tragically killed in a crash during the Saturday qualifying session, poses with a specially commissioned Tech Bicycle

Background imageFatal Collection: 1967 Monaco Grand Prix

1967 Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo, Monaco. 4-7 May 1967. Lorenzo Bandini (Ferrari 312) leads John Surtees (Honda RA273). Bandini later crashed suffering fatal injuries. Ref-3/2815

Background imageFatal Collection: 8th Crusade - Fleet

8th Crusade - Fleet
EIGHTH CRUSADE The ships which carried Louis IX from France to Carthage on his fatal crusade in North Africa Date: 1270

Background imageFatal Collection: His Fatal Beauty, by Bairnsfather

His Fatal Beauty, by Bairnsfather
His Fatal Beauty OLD BILL: " My wife married me for love, ye know, Bert" BERT (after prolonged and somewhat pained scrutiny of Bills face): " I had been wonderin what it was, Bill

Background imageFatal Collection: The second de Havilland DH108 TG306

The second de Havilland DH108 TG306
The second de Havilland DH108, TG306, on the Wednesday before the fatal accident which killed Geoffrey de Havilland

Background imageFatal Collection: Rolls in Wright

Rolls in Wright
The Honourable Charles Rolls (of Rolls-Royce) flies his Wright biplane at Bournemouth Aviation Week : but he has a fatal crash - Britains first aviation fatality

Background imageFatal Collection: William John Wills

William John Wills
WILLIAM JOHN WILLS English explorer in Australia, associated with the fatal expedition with Burke

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship: Roland Ratzenberger Simtek S941 was tragically killed in a crash

Formula One World Championship: Roland Ratzenberger Simtek S941 was tragically killed in a crash during the Saturday
Roland Ratzenberger (AUT) Simtek S941 was tragically killed in a crash during the Saturday qualifying session. San Marino Grand Prix, Rd 3, San Marino, Italy, 1 May 1994

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The immediate aftermath of the multi-car accident at the start of the race: Ronnie Peterson (SWE) Lotus (Yellow overalls) lies in the track having been pulled from his shattered, burning, Lotus 78

Background imageFatal Collection: 1970 Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

Background imageFatal Collection: 1970 Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

1970 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: Nina Rindt waiting for her husband Jochen to come past. He died in an accident at Parabolica moments after this photo was taken during the Italian GP

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 07: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 07: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1961 Italian GP

1961 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Wolfgang von Trips during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 10, 1961 in Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy

Background imageFatal Collection: 1961 Italian GP

1961 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Wolfgang von Trips during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 10, 1961 in Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Gilles Villeneuve (CDN) tries his hand at photography while wife Joanne Villeneuve looks on amused.

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 06: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 06: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1978 Italian GP

1978 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: The crash at the start in which Ronnie Peterson lost his life. Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T3, Niki Lauda, Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo

Background imageFatal Collection: 1978 Italian GP

1978 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: The crash at the start in which Ronnie Peterson lost his life. Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T3, Niki Lauda, Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

Background imageFatal Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Dan Gurney (USA) BRM P48 crashed at the hairpin after suffering brake failure and killed a spectator who was standing in a prohibited area. Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, Holland, 6 June 1960.

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 07: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 07: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OCTOBER 06: Francois Cevert, Tyrrell 006 Ford, in practice before his fatal accident during the United States GP at Watkins Glen International

Background imageFatal Collection: 1973 Dutch GP

1973 Dutch GP
ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - JULY 29: Fire marshals assess Roger Williamson's wrecked March 731 Ford during the Dutch GP at Zandvoort on July 29, 1973 in Zandvoort, Netherlands



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"Unveiling the Dark Tales of Fatal Encounters: From Plague Doctors to Grand Prix Tragedies" Step back in time to the eerie 17th century, where plague doctors roamed the streets, their haunting masks a symbol of both hope and despair. Their presence captured in chilling artwork that echoes through history. Fast forward to the thrilling 1967 Monaco Grand Prix, where Lorenzo Bandini fearlessly led John Surtees on a heart-stopping race. Little did they know that fate had a cruel twist in store for Bandini, as his fatal crash would forever etch his name into racing folklore. In nature's realm lies an enigmatic danger - fly agaric mushrooms with their vibrant red caps beckoning unsuspecting souls. A single bite could lead one down a treacherous path towards mortality. Ancient Greek mythology comes alive with PERSEUS & MEDUSA; an epic tale of heroism and tragedy unfolds before our eyes. Medusa's gaze turns all who meet her into stone, leaving behind only tales of doom and destruction. Tragedy strikes again in London's Langley Street WC2 when flames engulfed the LCC-LFB warehouse, claiming lives and leaving scars that still haunt us today. A reminder of how swiftly life can turn from ordinary to catastrophic. Witness the somber scene at Wombwells Menagerie in 1850 as Ellen Bright meets her untimely demise amidst exotic creatures. The fragility of life juxtaposed against nature's wonders serves as a stark reminder of our own mortality. Amidst Soviet turmoil in 1967, cholera threatened lives until vaccination campaigns emerged like rays of hope on grim horizons. A powerful poster captures this struggle between life and death during these uncertain times. A majestic figure emerges from history - Richard III on Horseback embodies power and ambition but also reminds us that even kings are not immune to tragic endings.