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Shadow box portrait of two girls in white dresses
Shadow box, tintype
23 x 23 in.
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
(Beverly Wilgus, 28 September 2021) This is a 23 X 23 inch shadow box frame that contains a wreath of white flowers made from feathers. It surrounds a small tintype in a paper mat with a gold paper border. The tintype is of two girls in white dresses. The older girl holds a prayer book and wears a veil for her first communion. The smaller girl is dressed in white as well but I assume she is the sister of the older girl. I would like to think it is a commemoration of her first communion but I fear that the feather wreath makes it more likely a memorial for the young person.