“Desecration 2” Poster

$56.00 USD

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Simultaneously charming and grotesque, the headless statue of a little girl prepares to curtsey, with flowers gathered in her skirt. Let this black and white poster remind you to always keep your head.

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Details

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

This statue marks the grave of Lucile Francis, who died at 7 years old.

Beneath the statue, an epitaph reads:

Lucile

Daughter of R.L. & M.A. Francis.
Born April 9, 1894
Died October 2, 1901
Too fair for Earth she
Plumed her wings for Heaven.

Lucile was the first child of her parents, Robert and Margaret Francis, which must have made her loss especially difficult.

She also left behind a younger brother, Robert, who was 5 years old at the time.

Three years after Lucile’s death, her parents welcomed twins, Margaret and William.

Lucile’s siblings all fared better than she, living into their elder years.

As for the statue, I haven’t been able to find out when it lost its head.

It may have been vandalized along with the statue of Fannie Jackson Reynolds, which is also beheaded. (See Desecration 1.)