Top photo: “Dear Little Hands” poem found behind the post mortem photo of 5-month-old Charles Gibbud, who died in 1855.
Bottom photo: A current day photo of the family grave, courtesy of FindAGrave.
Archive members: Charles’s post mortem daguerreotype, along with another poem (“My Treasure”, pinned to the case’s velvet pad) can be seen by [ clicking here ].
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His wife outlived him by 50 years!
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