Mater Dolorosa

"Mater Dolorosa" is handwritten on the back of this carte de visite. It is the most important representation of Mary without Jesus Christ. Mary is shown as the mourning mother, expressing her sorrows after the crucifixion of Christ. Mater Dolorosa is Latin for the sorrowful mother. This carte de visite was published by J. Gurney of 707 Broadway in New York City.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES15899
Photographer:
Jeremiah Gurney
Height:
1090px
Width:
661px
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