Mourning Imagery

In Remembrance, 1
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(Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives, MSS Coll 431, Box 13, Folder 5.)

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 Mortuary in Logan, Utah. Funerals and mourning, once primarily a home affair, started by the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth century to reflect larger trends in mass marketing and mass production.