In a nod to other forms of Thanatourism, this 2-sided cool charm (cast from a vintage souvenir charm from the 70s) reads:
'HERE LIES: Lester Moore. Four slugs from a .44. No Les No More" and "Boothill Tombstone Arizona.
It hangs on a sterling silver Italian chain, adjustable 16-18", perfect for layering or every-day wear.
Boothill Graveyard is known as the 'Old City Cemetery' and was built in 1883 in Tombstone, Arizona. It was used to bury outlaws and is called 'Boot Hill' because of the number of men who 'died with their boots on' and has been a popular tourist attraction since the 50s.
This tombstone charm is based on one of the most famous graves in the cemetery, but whether or not Lester Moore was a fictitious character is widely debated. Lester Moore was supposedly a Wells, Fargo & co. station agent in the border town of Naco who died in a shootout with Hank Dunstan over a mangled package, however there are no actual records of a Lester Moore during that time.
A portion of the sales of this necklace will directly support the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, while it is closed due to Covid-19.
America's finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and antique medical instruments in a nineteenth-century "cabinet museum" setting. This unique treasure is one of our favorite museums in the city and we are so thrilled to partner with them to offer you this exclusive Mütter x Stone Cooper collection.
A portion of the sales of this necklace support the Mütter Museum.
The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. The museum is part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.