Made 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.
The 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
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.