“For the skulls, I try to keep it antique to make sure everything I have is ethically sourced. I spend a lot of time on the phone with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to make sure everything I sell is legal.”
“These got really big in the ’40s because of all the deaths during World War II. People were trying to contact loved ones.”
“A shortage of cadavers [in the 1800s] led to people creating wax molds of people’s faces. They’re one-of-a-kind items.”
This article originally appeared in our October 2017 issue.