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Subcategory Mourning contains 11 item(s).

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front Phelps mourning embroidery
The weeping willows and funerary urns Martha "Patty" Phelps painstakingly stitched in this silk-on-silk embroidery recording the deaths of her mother and brother were traditional symbols of mourning in 19th-century America.
Title page "George Fuller, His Life & Works - A Memorial"
Two years after artist George Fuller's death, William Dean Howells (1837-1920) published this illustrated book in Fuller's memory.
Title page "The Young Reader; To Go With The Spelling Book"
The Young Reader was one of many readers that parents could purchase for their children by the 1830s.
front Memorial to M. & S. Sheldon
This hand-colored lithograph was dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Mehitable Sheldon and Sophia M. Sheldon between 1830 and 1842.
front Cathcart Family Register
c. 1840
The information on this printed register of the Cathcart family has been entered by hand, and both the arched surround and the columns have been hand-painted.
Front matter Family Bible owned by David Hoyt
The original owner of this Bible was David Hoyt (1722-1814) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and in it he recorded the births and deaths of his family from 1744 to 1803.
front Washington Memorial
This 1801 engraving depicts mourners at the tomb of George Washington.
front Hoyt family register
This family register was embroidered with silk threads on a linen ground by Nancy Hoyt (1788-1870) about 1804 to record the vital statistics of her immediate family.
document Memorial Print announcing the death of Hariet A. Cooley
c. 1870
This printed memorial was painted and personalized with a tribute to the four-year-old Hariet Cooley.
document "In Memory of JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD"
c. 1881
Widely admired for his actions prior to the presidency, President James A. Garfield's assassination only months into his first term caused a great deal of sorrow.


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