Antique 1837 Tragic Death Infant Mourning Poem Hand Written Memorial

$195.00

In memory of Little Bun, who was killed on the 1st day of May 1837 / By a wicked monster called a Cat / Aged 4 months & 8 days / Poor little thing lived but an hour and laid again in his restless bower. / P. Curtis The raw emotion contained herein simultaneously deserves preservation and reminds us of a time before modern medicine and...

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In memory of Little Bun, who was killed on the 1st day of May 1837 / By a wicked monster called a Cat / Aged 4 months & 8 days / Poor little thing lived but an hour and laid again in his restless bower. / P. Curtis

The raw emotion contained herein simultaneously deserves preservation and reminds us of a time before modern medicine and photography, when a family wrestling loss could not be comforted by an image. Early cotton paper measures 3.75 x 5.25” with soiling, seam splits and tar stains.