Saturday 13 November 2010

Rachel and Rachel

When Rachel Francis died in March 1865 aged just 11 hours, her grieving parents James and Elizabeth buried her in Preston Cemetery. The headstone contains a striking portrait of a young girl. Curiously, the memorial records the name of another daughter, surprisingly also christened Rachel, who died in November 1873 aged three years three months. It must be the latter who is the subject of the portrait.

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