For sale here is a SUPER RARE antique Civil War era 1800's antique large, hand colored black & white child in casket post mortem photograph in its original frame! This photo was discovered in the barn attic of a Bridgewater, MA home. The home was owned by "Grant" family. I wiped the dust off but this should get a good cleaning. It is large and very well framed in a fancy wood and gesso frame.
The photo is hand colored with hits of white, gold and green. The brass handles of the casket are hit with gold, the plants are greens and the cross, roses and casket are hit with white. It is actually hand colored all over but this is a black and white photo. There is a moisture stain from YEARS of sitting up in an attic but it miraculously doesn't hit the child area of the photo. To me it just looked like shadows in the background lace but now I see it and it is there.This is an amazing example and such a pretty little girl to pass away so young! She looks to be about 5 -8 years old. She is holding a stuffed animal in her hands I think. Photo area showing is 15 1/2" tall x 19 1/4". Frame is 29 wide x 25. Frame is missing minor pieces of gesso. Glass is original and FULL of wavy dips and bumps. If you are a collector, here is a wonder example! Don't pass this one up! The item "Antique 1800s Post-Mortem Child Photo Little Girl in Casket Orig Frame Civil War" is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "farmingtonantiques" and is located in Farmington, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam.