Monday, September 5, 2011

Mourning Exhibit


Deepwood Victorian Mourning Exhibit
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

The set up of this little project has been taking up some of my valuable Halloween and Steamcon preparation time. 1894 Queen Anne Victorian mansion Historic Deepwood Estate. Many of the items are from my personal collection. Exhibit runs until November 5th. Two lectures are part of the exhibit. One on decoding cemetery symbols. The second is a high tea featuring a lecture on Victorian mourning customs.

6 comments:

October Effigies said...

This is wonderful! The display looks amazing.

Fatally Yours said...

How lovely!

Best of luck on the exhibit...I wish I lived closed enough to attend!

Justine's Halloween said...

What a beautiful collection! How do you display these at home? I'm into anything Victorian, so if I was around I'd be sure to attend this! The Victorian use of symbolism is fascinating.

Old Fashion Halloween said...

Justine,

My collection is primarily paper ephemera. The hats and parasols usually stay boxed. 2 young cats so nothing can stay out in the open. Some of my pieces might go to the museum since they go so well pieces in the collection.

The Favorite Things Guy said...

AWESOME!

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is stunning!