“Hold On” Poster

$56.00 USD

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A statue of a woman in classical garb sits on a bench, one arm wrapped around a large cross and the other hand holding a small bouquet. Dead vines encircle her head and drape down her body. Use this poster to inspire you to keep holding on through difficult times.

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Your poster will be printed on classic poster paper especially for you after you order.

(Posters print without watermarks. I include those on web images so that no matter where they end up, people will be able to find my website.)

Posters ship rolled in a tube directly from my printmaker.

Benefits of this method include:

* You have more to choose from.

* You receive a brand-new poster, not a dusty relic warehoused for who-knows-how-long.

* Your order is environmentally sustainable because:

~ Resources are used only to create posters people want.

~ Eliminating warehouse space conserves energy.

~ Less shipping trips mean less impact from transportation.

Good for you, good for the planet!

History

In the late 1800s, images of women clinging to crosses became popular, thanks to the hymn Rock of Ages.

These images included paintings, postcards, and cemetery statues.

By the early 1900s, the fad had spread to portrait photography, with many a girl posing for the camera while clinging to a cross.

Symbolically, these clinging women represent faith and the hope of salvation.

This particular clinging woman statue strays slightly from the relevant line in the hymn, which reads:

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling

As you can see, she holds a small bouquet. Although I can’t distinguish what type of flowers they are, Victorians loved floriography, so they would have added to the statue’s symbolic meaning.

Also notable is the cross made of tree stumps. For more about tree-stump markers, see “Perseverance”.