[ FOR SALE ] Post Mortem Ambrotype Little Girl PLUS Several Pages of Mourning Poetry

1850s, 1/6 ambrotype in half of a case that has been converted
to a wall frame with an old hanging loop affixed to the back.

Also included are three pages, front and back, of handwritten
mourning poetry that were purchased along with this photo,
possibly written by the child’s mother. I didn’t research
the words, so I don’t know if the writing is original work
or not.

Ambrotype is behind heavy brass mat and glass. In overall VG
antique condition with some age related discoloration, and
some specks and stuff underneath the glass.

Non-Member Price:
$635 + $15 shipping (Boxed insured Priority Mail)
Purchase now (US ONLY, please)

Thanatos.net Member Price
$545 + $15 shipping (Boxed insured Priority  Mail)
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Cropped Close-Up of Archive Image 3428 [ 1 of 2 ]

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Close-up of Archive Image #3428. The full scan of this cabinet card, image info, and a second post mortem photo of this same little girl, are available to Thanatos Archive subscribers. If you’re a member, click here now to view cabinet card 1 of 2. Not an Archive member? Please consider supporting our work with a membership! Details here.

SF Fire House Draped in Mourning [ Blog Exclusive ]

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San Francisco fire house, Engine Co. #2, decorated and draped in mourning for the US President William McKinley, who was assassinated on September 1, 1901. Firemen, including Chief Dennis Sullivan, center, and company horses can be seen in the doorway below.

The the right are the St. George stables, and the building on the left was the California Theatre and hotel. A few years after this photo was taken, during the massive 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the hotel’s chimney collapsed, crushing Chief Sullivan to death.

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