“Alms For the Dead” Poster, 24x36”

$45.00 USD


Photographed in Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery, this lovely statue decorated with remembrance coins evokes both paying Charon (the ferryman of ancient Greek mythology) and giving alms to practice generosity.

With its classic yet minimal design, this black and white poster will fit into a wide variety of home decor styles – vintage, Victorian, modern, and more.


“Alms for the Dead” Poster, 24x36”

Add a touch of sophistication to any room with this fine art, semi-gloss poster. Printed on thicker, higher-quality paper than traditional posters.

* 24x36”
* 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
* Fingerprint resistant

After you order, your poster will be printed especially for you, usually within 2-5 business days. The printmaker then ships it rolled directly to you.

This makes your order more environmentally sustainable because:

* Resources are only used to create posters people want.

* Eliminating warehouse space saves energy.

* Less shipping trips mean less impact from transportation.

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(Note: 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.)


Known as the Farmer Monument, this angel at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery is a favorite place for visitors to leave coins.

Leaving coins at a grave serves both as a token of remembrance and an aid to the departed soul in moving on after death.

This connection of coins with easing transition to the afterlife has existed in many cultures, tracing back thousands of years.

Perhaps the best known example hails from ancient Greece. A coin would be placed on the deceased person’s mouth to pay Charon, the ferryman, to transport them across the river Acheron to Hades.

Only those who had received a proper burial and who could pay Charon were allowed in the underworld. The rest were doomed to wander Acheron’s shores for all eternity.

(Modern retellings often mistakenly replace Acheron with Styx, another river in Hades better known to us today.)