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Sunday Mourning 

Today we turn the clocks back to the late 1800’s, with photography being very much en vogue, cabinet cards and tin type studios opening even the smaller towns across the country. It was only a matter of time before these images would find their way into our mourning process.

These pieces, new in the cabinet, are mourning pins. These miniature portraits were worn by surviving loved ones to remember the dead. The three examples shown here range in date from the late 1870’s to the early 1920’s.

Welcome to the Peculiar and Bizarre

Dear friends, do you have a eccentric frame of mind? A curiosity in the matters of the everafter? The workings of a demented mind?

We offer a peek behind history’s dark curtain, from the early trial and error of modern medicine, to the rituals, practices, and how the living mourn the dead.

In our Cabinets of Curiosities you will find all these answers and more.