Funeral rites

Taking photos at funerals isn’t usually considered in good taste but here is a photos taken in the early 1900’s. Note the rough stone walls and the beautiful tapestry hung to conceal them for the formal photos. Note too the traditional caps of Ciociara worn by the older ladies. Thank you Linda for sharing this photo taken in Fontechiari.


  1. I have a question akin to this rite, could someone could help me figure it out?
    What was the timeframe, how long after the birth, of when a baby was Baptized. I have the Baptismal record of my bisnonna, but I don’t know if that is her Birth date too. Thanks for any info on this.


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