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(Click to enlarge) Two real photo postcards, parents mourning their deceased children. The locations unknown, possibly Italy and the Philippines. Dates: 1910s-1930s. http://www.thanatos.net/membership
Reverse glass painted memorial, in 15″ x 12″ hanging frame, for Mr. Jacob Rich (1765-1834), who died of consumption in Charlton, Massachusetts. He’s buried next to his wife (d.1838) and son (d.1819) in Bay Path Cemetery, Charlton, MA. http://www.thanatos.net/membership
Circa 1900 real photo postcard of George Henry Loper at about 15 years old. That is most likely his little sister Edith in the doorway. George, or Henry, died at only 27 from erysipelas, which I believe is a skin infection from a scratch, for example, that gets into the bloodstream. . * His photographic mourning/memorial card can be viewed here (Archive membership is required). Not an Archive Member? Click here to subscribe to the Thanatos Archive.
Detail, woman in mourning dress
Caption from Archive: Woman in beaded and embroidered black mourning dress, wearing black jet bracelets. Quarter-plate ambrotype, circa 1855. * The scan of the complete cased image is available here (Archive membership is required). Not an Archive Member? Click here to subscribe to the Thanatos Archive.