Of all the funeral cards, that circulate out there, I wonder how many ever find their way back to the families of origin. A simple funeral card is the summation of a life lived.
Enjoy the discovery process.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

John Irvin 1840 - 1886

Thus far, in its simplicity, this card is one of the most strikingly beautiful funeral cards.
4pebs of eBay describes the card:
"In Memory of John Irvin.  Died Aug. 28, 1886, Aged 46 years.
 Below that it reads;  Loving friends, weep not for me; I long to be at rest.  How happy, happy I shall be When pillowed on my Saviour's breast.
'Twas sad to see thee breathe thy last, But Jesus lovingly said,  "come!" Now thy sufferings all are past, And thy sweet spirit rests at home.
Oh! the hope, the hope is sweet, That we soon in Heaven may meet; There we all shall happy be- Rest from pain and sorrow free.
On the back is printed Memorial Publishing Co. Chambersburg, PA."
Hopefully exposure at the Funeral Cards blog, as well as eBay will provide some historical treasure for a family researcher.

No comments: