Candy Darling on her deathbed photographed by Peter Hujar, in 1974
In a letter written on her deathbed and intended for Andy Warhol and his followers, Darling said, “Unfortunately before my death I had no desire left for life … I am just so bored by everything. You might say bored to death.”
Searching for images of animals in jars, found this blog devoted to photographs of dead animals, including taxidermy and roadkill. Not horribly gruesome, but probably NSFW. This post on wet preservation was most pertinent to my search.