Saturday, July 17, 2010

Reader Submission Mourning Picture

A kind reader sent in an example of an Ypsilanti mourning picture, in response to my recent column on Victorian mourning pictures.

They comment: "Attached you will find a picture of . . . Ann E. Shutts. It is a "mourning picture". You notice her little daughter is holding a picture of her daddy, Worgor, who has died. On her lap is that man who latter became a dentist and was the school board member that George School was named after. The 2 young men are Worgor's only remaining children from his first wife Emily."

Thanks for sending it in! Fascinating and poignant.

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