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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-02-05 18:55
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Sometimes, things just haunt you...

It was in a box of miscellany at a flea market. I have a hard time resisting those boxes.


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Unknown date and location.

I think it must have been a child's funeral procession.

(Anonymous) 2011-02-06 17:51 (UTC)(link)
Haunting and heartbreaking. If you enlarge it can you see any of the names on the existing tombstones?

Margel

(Anonymous) 2011-02-06 21:44 (UTC)(link)
This is a fabulous picture - sad, but fabulous. It sums up in one photo one of the hardships of early life in America. Too bad the date and place is unknown. Thanks for sharing it.

[identity profile] sttatus-quo.livejournal.com 2011-02-07 02:37 (UTC)(link)
The death toll was so high in those days. Would you place this in the 1920s?

I remember finding a similar coffin in the attic of a general store in Centre, Alabama when I was really young. This was one of those stores that sold notions, horse collars, leather straps, motor oil, hoop cheese on the counter, and pretty much everything you'd need if you lived on a farm and didn't want to go into the big town. There were old and dust-ridden coffins of all sizes except adult.

It made me stop/ be solemn in the midst of sneaking around where I wasn't supposed to be. It's a sharp memory even now.