Spotlight On: 19th Century Mourning Picture Frame

July 8, 2010

19th century picture frame mourning angelsThis frame (with modern picture inserted) is an original memorial frame dated 1877. Take note of the urn and weeping angels, the detail is a reminder of memorial display in households at the time.

Household items, such as crockery, boxes and statues also contained memorial imagery, even ranging to scrimshaw. Pieces of this sort are too numerous to mention, as the size of the mourning industry was so large. As long as there were grieving people, there were items to sell. As time goes on, unusual items will be added to the site.

One Response to “Spotlight On: 19th Century Mourning Picture Frame”

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