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"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Ensign, Thayer & Co. , American, 1850 - 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 3/4 x 8 3/4in. (32.4 x 22.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 x 9 7/8in. (35.6 x 25.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. James C. Bonnette
Description: A woman is seated within the porch or cloister of a Gothic church. She wears a black dress with white undersleeves, collar, and cap. A small brooch is pinned at her neck. A small child, probably a girl, leans against her leg. The child wears a short black dress over pantalets. The woman holds the child's left hand in her right hand. A dog, probably a small greyhound or whippet, lies at their feet. The dog wears a collar. A grave monument, presumably of marble, is framed in an arched opening at the right. A carved urn is on top of a rectangular base, which is inscribed "IN / MEMORY OF". The side wall of the church with a projecting porch is in the left background. The church is constructed of dressed stone, with pointed arches, crockets, and finials. A rose bush in bloom grows on one of the columns of the porch. Weeping willows are in the churchyard in the background.
Subject Note: Moses Pomeroy was the first person to die in Lawrence, Kansas, and the first person to be buried in Pioneer Cemetery in that city. (Finlay 1/6/2006)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "I know that my Redeemer liveth" Lithographed on monument in image, "IN / MEMORY OF". In brown ink on monument in image, "Moses W. Pomeroy / Who was born / May 6th 1828 / and died / at Mt. Hope / Kansas Territory ? Oct 1st 1854 / Aged 26 years 5 months." On verso, lower right, in pencil, accession number.
Object Number: 2005.177.11
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