Victorian Mourning card; RM706


Victorian Mourning card

About this object

Or remembrance card. Came into common use during Queen Victoria's widowhood and long period of mourning. They were the accepted thing until the end of the First World War. This particular card "In Affectionate Remembrance of Lilly Eugenia Harrington, Who died January 24th 1886, Aged 6 years, Interred at Brompton January 29th" has other points of interest. The donors describe it as follows: This card was printed in 1886 by one of the oldest and first methods of printing. The Block Maker would spend many hours carving the design of the printing block out of wood with carving tools; the block would then be hand printed and embossed (for the raised effect) with a Relief Block.

Credit Line

Presented by Mrs M Westray and Family

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