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A victorian shadow box used at funerals – Catz’s entry

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Here is Catz aka Sandy’s entry in our Found Objects Found Art contest.

catzsandy-shadowbox2She writes:

Hi Pam,

This shadowbox was something I found in my grandparents’ basement when I was a little girl.  Apparently, in the “olden days,” wakes were held at the person’s home.  My grandfather’s aunt used to own the house and this shadowbox was displayed at her wake.

While some people might be a bit unnerved by something like this, I find it a lovely piece of family history and am glad to have it. (Catz) Sandy

  1. Tikimama says:

    I love the family history significance (I’m very sentimental about such things), but it’s also unique. You certainly don’t see these in every other home!

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