Upon the Death of the Virtuous and Religious Mrs. Lydia Minot
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[ This description is from the project: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry: 17th to 19th Centuries ]
This broadside memorializing Lydia Minot features many of the standard memento mori icons including a skeletal figure, an hour glass, a coffin, and a shovel. At the top, "Memento Mori" is translated as "Remember Death." Probably printed by Samuel Green in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1668, the broadside is a more ephemeral form of remembrance than jewelry.