Weepers

Weepers


A carte-de-visite portrait of two unidentified men, presumably 'weepers' or at least employees of a funeral parlour.

Weepers were professional mourners hired to follow the coffin at a funeral and look suitably lugubrious.

Photographed by Edgar Drewett of Guildford in Surrey.

According to a pencilled inscription verso in a period hand, the photograph was taken on 8 October 1866.
 


Code: 127124
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