Ephemera: 1915 Australian Memorial Card

September 22, 2010

This smaller, Australian card from 1915 follows a style that was commonly used in the 1890s. Not much has changed in its context or construction, though up to the 1920s, there was little to change in these well established pieces.

The gold etching to the card in the border and wreath and very reminiscent of the late Victorian period, but the size of the card make it useful for presentation and handing out.

If you hadn’t noticed the theme for the previous few Wednesdays at Art of Mourning, I’ve been focusing on different aspects of memorial ephemera for you all to enjoy. I know that mostly jewellery takes over for people who want to read just about that, but one thing to take into account is how important all aspects of funeralia are. The jewellery, especially during the 19th century, ties into much of the mourning peripherals that were created, from the symbolism used to the affectations created for the funeral itself. So, follow the links below for much more reading!

Further Reading on Memorial Ephemera

Memorial Card and Hairwork

Queen Victoria Funeral Programme

The Graphic: Funeral of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Funeral Card

Parnell Mourning Ephemera

Prince Albert Memorial Ephemera

A Look Back on Ephemera

4 Responses to “Ephemera: 1915 Australian Memorial Card”

  1. Holly Arp Says:

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