It was usually the wealthier who would have a death mask created and as such we are left with a surprising record of famous faces from the past. As expensive as they were, the death mask remains an intriguing testament to the time post mortem of many of the world’s famous people.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Making of...
Stanford Leland Jr
He died alone in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel. The pallbearers at his funeral were all Nobel prize winners. Too little, too late. Despite his many revolutionary developments, Tesla had been ultimately ostracized by the scientific community and seen as a mad scientist by many late in his life. He died in severe debt.
Nicola Tesla at 37