Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mourning Figures

As an antidote to those ugly urns, I bring you some early 19th-century mourning images. I've written about this genre before, but have found a few more examples since then.
Mary Elizabeth Churchill, Plymouth, MA (1819)
(Note: If you zoom in on this image, you can see that it is signed by a member of the Soule family in the lower right corner.)

Callaghan Family, Cambridge, MA (c. 1860)

Mary Frances Stoddard, Providence, RI (1833)

Sally Gardner, Harvard, MA (1818)

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