Halloween Post Mortem Exhibition Sale At TearDrop Memories TearDrop Memories. Com antique funeral Victorian mortuary New Hope Pa. collectibles dealer announces Halloween Post Mortem 19th century photo, vintage cemetery art and Memento Mori estate jewelry show
News-Antique.com - Oct 22,2008 - Tear Drop Memories, New Hope Pa. dealers of macabre funeral Post Mortem 19th century photography and vintage death related ephemeral collectibles, announced today their special Halloween exhibition and sale.
Highlights of this spooky exhibition are the dozens of Victorian Post Mortem death remembrance photographs, collected world wide for this very special online show. High mortality rates in times past necessitated memorial photographs and were often the only remnant of lives lost. Quite popular with mourners, these images generate strong emotional appeal, as each photo is a story unto itself. Pre Civil War era through the 1930’s, this vintage collection is both thought provoking and controversial.
Included in this fresh collection is an extremely rare Victorian wicker carry out casket coffin, the sellers swear would make a great coffee table. A memorial death memento from US President Garfield in EAPG Early American Pressed Glass and a host of cemetery and funeral parlor lighting adds to the Halloween season spirit.
Of intense morbid interest, is the special section for Undertaker and embalming collectible advertising trade items and tools. Collectors of Rare antiquarian Victorian mortuary science books and funeral service memorials will certainly not be disappointed with the display of the giant Embalmers Anatomical Aid J. Suydam M.D. 1888 and scarce Barnes Atlas Arterial Venous System 1905 and Theodore Roosevelt N. Y. State Memoriam Book.
A perennial favorite with collectors has been TearDrop Memories selection of Victorian Memento Mori antique estate jewelry. Often fashioned from hair braided with artistic skill and combined with sentimental prose and photos of long departed loved ones, remembrance and memorial jewelry evoke strong emotions. The vintage Jet black mourning jewelry has a cult like status with the exhibitor’s special Goth friends.
TearDrop Memories of New Hope Pennsylvania web site http://www.teardropmemories.com is part of a triumvirate of antiques and collectibles niche web sites including North Fork Pets And Antiques, http://www.northforkpets.com a specialty shop for genuine Victorian Bird Cages, antique Veterinary collectibles and everything animal related. Sister webshop Maidens Memoirs has an eclectic nature of Love letters, Diaries, Victorian scrapbooks and really weird 19th century circus freak and side show photographs. http://www.maidensmemoirs.com
Proud sponsors of this years High Heel Drag Race October 24th along with the New Hope Chamber Of Commerce TearDrop Memories actively promotes this fine river town. A current project the TearDrop Memories Tin Foil Hat Contest is being very well received. http://www.tinfoilhatcontest.com
A potpourri of oddity mixed with whimsy, these websites are a blend of historical record, gallows humor and deep sentiment. TearDrop Memories. "We're Not Your Mother's Antique Shop!" a phrase often heard in a place where old is really FUN.
Why does TearDrop Memories NorthFork Pet Antiques stand apart from the other fine Galleries and Antique shops in New Hope Pa.? Could it be the antique Civil War era wooden coffin in the front window? Or perhaps the dozens of graceful antique bird cages displayed, some dating to the Renaissance. A shop of contrasts, TearDrop Memories has Victorian Mourning jewelry and Georgian human hair wreaths