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Popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, memorials like this one were at first created with needle and thread, often as an exercise by school girls. In the 19th century, printed examples were available and could be tailored to individuals by inserting names and date, and often verses. This example depicts a woman in 19th century dress and hair style weeping at a tomb that is inscribed to the memory of Hariet A. Cooley who died September 25 aged 4 years. The verse included is: "O grave where is thy victory, Ask him who rose again for me."

 

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Memorial Print announcing the death of Hariet A. Cooley

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1870
location   Unknown
height   5.0"
width   3.75"
process/materials   engraved, paper and ink print
item type   Personal Documents/Album
accession #   #L01.059


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Memorial to M. & S. Sheldon

Phelps mourning embroidery

"The Life and Age of Woman"


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