[Click image to enlarge.]
Printed by The Art Panel Company of Philadelphia, these two posters are mass manufactured mourning materials. The mourners could place the photograph, date of birth and death, and a poem in each of these ready-made posters to frame at the departed’s funeral or at home afterwards. Heber C. Kimball, an original member of the Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve, and his wife, Violate Murray Kimball, died in 1868 and 1867 respectively, meaning that these posters, and their photographs and information, were created nearly three decades after they died. The posters are part of the permanent collection of the Cache Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Logan, Utah.