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This little post-mortem collection is spooky but beautiful at the same time.

This package includes:

Dated 1933.

- 8x10 Photograph of Mrs. Mattie Sunberg laid to rest in her coffin
- A small envelope with a lock of Mattie's hair
- Mattie's obituary cut from the newspaper
- The Funeral Bill presented to her husband, Alfred, on June 15, 1933
- Pink Sash that reads "Wife"

These items would make an excellent addition to your curiosity cabinet and would definitely be a conversation starter with your friends!

Regarding the lock of hair:

Because hair is symbolic and it lasts forever, Victorians would save hair from the deceased loved one and make mementos they could keep forever. According to Godey’s Lady’s Book (circa 1950): "Hair is at once the most delicate and last of our materials and survives us like love. It is so light, so gentle, so escaping from the idea of death, that, with a lock of hair belonging to a child or friend we may almost look up to heaven and compare notes with angelic nature, may almost say, I have a piece of thee here, not unworthy of thy being now.

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Funeral Collection (1933): Photo, Lock of Hair, Obituary, Funeral Bill, and Sash


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: photograph, hair, paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 144 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people