EXHIBITS

Mourning Imagery

In Remembrance, 1

 

 

Unlike the more ghastly and macabre

iconographies explored earlier in the exhibit, funeral and mourning rituals and images are more muted and somber. Here we explore similar iconography to the gravestones featured in flyers from Allen-Hall Funeral Home in Logan. Funerals and mourning, once primarily a home affair, started by the end of the 19th and early 20th century to reflect larger trends in mass marketing and mass production.