19TH CENTURY ART OF MOURNING ©®

ALL ITEMS AND/OR PHOTOS FALL UNDER THE UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAWS ©2001

     If Tears Could Build A Stairway, and Memories A Lane,

         I’d Walk Right Up To Heaven And Bring You Home Again

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The Family Chain is Broken and Nothing Seems the Same but as God Calls us one by one, the Chain will link Again

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E-mail: almglm@comcast.net

AVAILABLE FOR LECTURES & DISPLAYS

LECTURE  & DISPLAY SCHEDULE FOR 2013

Site Last Updated:  October 12, 2013

THROUGHOUT HISTORY MAN KIND HAVE MEMORIALIZED AND MOURNED THEIR DEAD. PRACTICES HAVE DIFFERED FROM CULTURE TO CULTURE AND AGE TO AGE.

A LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION ON THE 19TH CENTURY ART OF MOURNING that will give the 21st century American a glimpse into the lives of how our ancestors mourned the loss of a loved one. Delve into the proper way one was required to dress and conduct oneself in time of grief. Learn how to dress a home when a death has occurred. Feel the pain of the Civil War years when death came knocking on almost all the families doors on a daily basis. Learn why postmortem photographs were so revered and coveted by the families. Hear the odd and bizarre superstitions of the 19th century American and the strange and sometimes funny epitaphs on their grave headstones.

The audience will be able to see up close original women's, men's and children's mourning clothing, shoes, bonnets, men's top hats, human hair jewelry, memorial jewelry, letters, remembrance art, coffins, memorial china & crystal, Mourning samplers, specific stationery  used to announce a death to family & friends, and a plethora of other mourning items will be displayed.  A small example of some of the items are shown in the links below.

    PICTURES OF THE MOURNING & MEDICAL DISPLAY ON MAY 3RD & 4TH AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, VA 2008

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PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOURNING DISPLAY OCT. 2003

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE MOURNING LECTURE & DISPLAY

FORT WARD MUSEUM, ALEXANDRIA, VA. MAR. 17, 2007

CLICK HERE: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON MOURNING LECTURE, FORT WARD MUSEUM, ALEXANDRIA, VA. MARCH 17, 2007

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE MOURNING DISPLAY SULLY PLANTATION,

CHANTILLY, VA AUG. 18,2007

 

MOURNING THE DEAD AT ARLINGTON HOUSE DISPLAY

CUSTIS/LEE MANSION, ARLINGTON CEMETERY

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

October 26, 2007

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                                                                                No the dots you see on the photo are not Orbs! Its Rain.

ARLINGTON HOUSE/CUSTIS LEE MANSION

ARLINGTON CEMETERY

 

 L. B. Taylor  & Me

at Book Signing Oct. 14, 2007

Author of

"The Ghosts of Virginia"

 

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MY LATEST ADVENTURE

INTERVIEW WITH

GHOST HUNTER'S (TAPS) you know on the SyFy channel

April 6, 2009

BRENTSVILLE HISTORIC SITE, BRENTSVILLE, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY,VA.

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"THE GRAVE DOLL"

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THIS RARE ITEM

    

       BY DONNA J. ABRAHAM

        Abraham's Lady
           25 Steinwehr Ave.
                 Gettysburg, PA 17325
               Ph: (717) 338-1798

     Civil War Era Clothing & Accessories

ATTENTION: LIVING HISTORIANS, COSTUME DESIGNERSand THE CIVILWAR RE-ENACTOR

THESE ARE MUST HAVE BOOKS!!

 EXPERTLY DONE BOOKS WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS GIVING YOU A VISUAL

VIEW OF "THE WAY THEY WERE REALLY DRESSED BETWEEN 1860-1865

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE BOOKS. YOU WILL BE SURE TO LEARN SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE!!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THESE INFORMATIVE WORKS.

http://www.abrahamslady.com/books.html

 

 

1888 Original Horse-Drawn Hearse

 19th Century CDV's Women & Children in Mourning

                                                                                                

Mourning Clothing 1840's-1890's 19th Century Funeral & Memorial Cards 19th Century Coffins & Caskets
John C. Calhoun Obit. Address 1850 Confederate Widows Certificate 1867 19th Century Mourning Lithographs
Rememberance Lithographs Human Hair Memorial Wreaths Memorial Sampler
19th Century Stereoviews 19th Century Postmortems 1860's Charleston,SC Will
Burial Receipts 1854 & 1867 19th c. Memorial Lockets "IMO" 19th Century Human Hair Jewelry
19th Century Mourning Rings 19th Century Mourning Jewelry 19th c. Human Hair Bracelets
19th c.Memorial Sheet Music Mourning Fans Civil War Tear Catchers
Undertakers Token 1863 19th Century Memorial Pottery & China Miser Purses
19th Century Mourning Parasols 1860's Lady's Lap Desks 19th Century Mourning Stationary
19th Century Mourning Books & Ettiquette 19th Century Large Pressed Tin Memorials 19th Century Mourning Handkerchiefs

19th Century Laudanum Bottle19th Century Vanity Items

Cemeteries,Crypts, Urns & Funerary Art

ONLY A LITTLE BROOK

GEORGE STINSON & CO. © 1879
PORTLAND, MAINE

A DYING CHILD FEARED THE RIVER OF DEATH, BUT WHILE PASSING OVER WHISPERED
“IT’S ONLY A LITTLE BROOK AFTER ALL”

OH MOTHER I TREMBLE TO THINK I MUST DIE,
LONELY AND SAD IN THE DARK GRAVE TO BE,
BID YOU BUT GO WITH ME, I KNOW THAT YOUR HAND
WOULD GUIDE ME THROUGH THE GLOOM OF
DEATH’S SHADOWY LAND

DEEP ENDLESS RIVERS I SHRINK AS I FEEL
DARKNESS AND MYSTERY OVER ME STEAL
ITS WILD WAVES WILL MY SOUL OVERWHELM
REACH THE FAR SHORE OF THE HEAVENLY REALM

BUT WHAT IS THE MUSIC THAT FALL ON MY EAR
ENCHANTING MY SENSES DISPELLING MY FEAR
OH THE ANGELS ARE WITH ME, I AM NOT ALONE
THEY’RE BEARING ME SAFE TO MY DEAR FATHER’S HOME

THE PLAYMATES I LOVE WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE
AND ARE WAITING FOR ME ON YON BEAUTIFUL SHORE
JESUS BECKONS ME TO HIM-I FOLLOW HIS CALL-

                   IT’S ONLY A LITTLE BROOK AFTER ALL.      
                 

MY FAVORITE LINKS TO VISIT:

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http://www.contentmentfarmantiques.com/  Antiques

 http://www.49thvirginiainfantry.com  My Civil War Confederate Re-enactment Group

http://www.abrahamslady.com/ Great site for Ladies Civil War items

http://demode.tweedlebop.com/realvict/  History of Fashion

http://www.oglefamilyofmarylandandalliedfamilies.com/  My Family Genealogy Web Site

http://www.cityofbowie.org/comserv/museums.asp City of Bowie, Md. Museums

http://www.ogles.org/  Ogle/Ogles Family Association

http://www.tourcharleston.com/index.htm Ghosts Tours, Charleston, SC

http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/index.html TAPS

http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/

http://www.templeofazrael.org/hearses.html  History of Hearses

http://mourningantiques.com/ Mourning Antiques