Mourning Art Jewelry

Details decorative art created to memorialize and commemorate death from the 1600s through World War I. Outstanding examples of mourning jewelry, portrait miniatures, pottery and glassware, paintings and sculpture, posthumous photographs, ...

Author: Maureen DeLorme

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764319647

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 253

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Details decorative art created to memorialize and commemorate death from the 1600s through World War I. Outstanding examples of mourning jewelry, portrait miniatures, pottery and glassware, paintings and sculpture, posthumous photographs, hair-work memorials, and more. Includes background information on mourning practices, current values, glossary, and bibliography. An excellent resource for Victoriana, Georgian and Victorian memorial arts, and antique jewelry.

Narrative Mourning

Henry Staten, Eros in Mourning: Homer to Lacan (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), xi. 55. Nouri Gana, Signifying Loss: ... Maureen DeLorme, Mourning Art & Jewelry (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2004), 65. 4.

Author: Kathleen M. Oliver

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684481910

Category: History

Page: 221

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Narrative Mourning argues that the cultural disappearance of the dead/dying body in eighteenth-century Britain found expression in fictional representations of the relic (object) or relict (person) within certain British novels. These relics/relicts exist as material signs of loss and as compensation for loss; they exist as surrogates for the absent (living, dead, or dying) and as reliquaries for their "psychic" essences.

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

Although some facets of mourning art,especially jewelry, continued wellinto the nineteenth century, thepopularity of the mourning picture began to see a decline asearly asthe 1830s asaresult ofthe riseof generalized same-sex education ...

Author: Gerard C. Wertkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135956141

Category: Reference

Page: 704

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For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres. Containing more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students, and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture, and social history.

Fashion Fads Through American History Fitting Clothes into Context

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum includes interwoven locks of George and Martha Washington's hair. However, the intense interest in mourning and the widespread adoption of hairwork mourning jewelry blossomed in a window of a few ...

Author: Jennifer Grayer Moore

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699020

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Perfect for any reader interested in fashion, history, or popular culture, this text is an essential resource that presents vital information and informed analysis of key fashion fads not found elsewhere. • Provides high school and college students with interesting information about the direct connections between fashion trends and history that is not available elsewhere in a scholarly source • Presents a multi-dimensional approach to understanding the ever-changing fads in the world of fashion, allowing students to recognize the meaning behind clothes and better think critically about what is presented to them through their peers and celebrity culture or sold to them by advertisers • Offers readers easy access to original source material • Supports the national social studies standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7, which requires students to integrate information from diverse sources into an essay on American history

A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith

Though commonplace in the early modern world, mourning jewelry seems quaint or creepy to many people today. ... 73; Holm, “Sentimental Cuts,” 139-143; DeLorme, Mourning Art and jewelry, 66; Stabile, Memorys Daughters, 223-225; Pointon, ...

Author: Lauren F. Winner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300124699

Category: Religion

Page: 285

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"A very satisfying book, persuasive in showing how material culture and household devotion are central to the workings of `lived' Anglicanism in eighteenth-century Virginia." David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School.

Nursing Research

Temporality as Seen Through Memorial and Mourning Art The mourning and memorial art and jewelry used in the doctoral investigation provided other examples of the historical context and temporality of mourning .

Author: Patricia L. Munhall

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763711357

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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In its Third Edition, Nursing Research: A Qualitative Perspective continues to define this increasingly important paradigm as it relates to the continuing progress in nursing research today. The text

A Communion of Shadows

DeLorme, Mourning Art and Jewelry, 26. 28. Nehemiah Adams, Agnes and the Key to Her Little Coffin (Boston, 1857), 15–16, 56, 65. Subsequent editions were titled Agnes and the Little Key, indicating a shift in emphasis from the coffin to ...

Author: Rachel McBride Lindsey

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469633732

Category: Religion

Page: 421

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When the revolutionary technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day's parlance, a "mania." This richly illustrated book positions vernacular photography at the center of the study of nineteenth-century American religious life. As an empirical tool, photography captured many of the signal scenes of American life, from the gold rush to the bloody battlefields of the Civil War. But photographs did not simply display neutral records of people, places, and things; rather, commonplace photographs became inscribed with spiritual meaning, disclosing, not merely signifying, a power that lay beyond. Rachel McBride Lindsey demonstrates that what people beheld when they looked at a photograph had as much to do with what lay outside the frame--theological expectations, for example--as with what the camera had recorded. Whether studio portraits tucked into Bibles, postmortem portraits with locks of hair attached, "spirit" photography, stereographs of the Holy Land, or magic lanterns used in biblical instruction, photographs were curated, beheld, displayed, and valued as physical artifacts that functioned both as relics and as icons of religious practice. Lindsey's interpretation of "vernacular" as an analytic introduces a way to consider anew the cultural, social, and material reach of religion. A multimedia collaboration with MAVCOR—Center for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion—at Yale University.

The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America

An article in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, from December 1810, described an appropriate mourning outfit for Princess ... Walker's Hibernian Magazine advised that flashy jewelry and diamonds should be put away until mourning ceased.

Author: D. Tulla Lightfoot

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476635187

Category: Art

Page: 266

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 Nineteenth-century Victorian-era mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many such customs were rational or spiritual meanings. This book offers an in-depth explanation at how death affected American society and the creative ways in which people responded to it. The author discusses such topics as mediums as performance artists and postmortem painters and photographers, and draws a connection between death and the emergence of three-dimensional media.

Encyclopedia of Hair

Hair Art and Jewelry Art and jewelry made with or from hair became quite popular during Victorian times . ... Queen Victoria fueled this trend , along with the widespread use of mourning jewelry , when she commenced a forty - year ...

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313331456

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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Describes the cultural, historical, and scientific aspects of hairdressing and hairstyling throughout history.

Love Entwined

Museums at Stony Brook , 1980 ) ; Anita Schorsch , Mourning Becomes America : Mourning Art in the New Nation ( Philadelphia ... Winterthur Mu- seum and Country Estate , October 10 , 1995 , which examines mourning jewelry in particular .

Author: Helen Sheumaker

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812203402

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

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Using a wide array of evidence drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, letters, and examples of hairwork, Love Entwined traces the widespread popularity of the craft from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.