Art 07.01.2011

Mary Urbas 1904 Photographic Memorial

Mary Urbas Photographic MemorialMade for the young Mary Urbas, this piece was a purchased and tailored (possibly by the funerary arranger) to accommodate her image. The poem, much the same as grave inscriptions, was chosen by the family from a series of poems as was the artwork.

Mary Urbas Photographic MemorialThe frame and the artistry of this piece is a testament to the art of the early 20th century, as this was the standard for funeral art. Its frame is original (with corner embellishments) and its symbolism from the angels to faith, hope and charity are exquisite.

Courtesy: Barbara Robbins
Year: 1904
Dedication:

Loving Rembrance of Our Dear Daughter, Mary Urbas, who died, April 7, 1904, aged 2 years and 9 months

Gone, But Not Forgotten

We had a little treasure once,
It was our joy and pride;
We loved it, ah, perhaps too well,
For soon it slept and died.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts to-day,
For the one we loved so dearly,
Has Forever passed away.